Five Erie Police Officers under quarantine after coming in contact with someone who has COVID-19

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Five Erie Police Officers are currently quarantined after coming in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the police chief, the officers came into contact with the person in the early hours of Sunday when responding to calls in the 1100 block of East Lake Road.

Once officers arrived, they investigated a car which turned into a drug arrest, however the suspect attempted to flee and attempted to resist.

Officers were able to get control and once they made it to the station the 27-year-old explained he believed he had symptoms of COVID-19. He was then taken to the hospital for a rapid test, which came back positive.

Chief Dan Spizarny also explained that the department made the county aware of the situation.

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