WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) — A probation officer was hospitalized Tuesday after possibly being exposed to fentanyl while handling a backpack.

Police received a call of a medical emergency at 2:56 p.m. involving probation officer inside the Orange County Probation Office located on the 14100 block of Beach Boulevard in Westminster.

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It was suspected that while checking in a probationer, the officer was potentially exposed to fentanyl while in contact with the person’s backpack.

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It was not immediately confirmed if the substance that irritated the officer was indeed fentanyl. The officer was taken to a hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.

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A hazmat team along with Orange County Fire Authority and Huntington Beach Fire were on scene investigating.