Authorities are investigating what made six U.S. border patrol officers to become ill while inspecting a vehicle at a border crossing in northern New York.
Clinton County emergency services officials tell local media outlets that the vehicle was being inspected at the Champlain crossing on the U.S.-Canadian border around 6:30 a.m. Saturday when six officers became ill because of an unknown substance.
All six were sent to the hospital in nearby Plattsburgh, where they were later released. Authorities say there was no danger to the public at any time.
Officials say the driver of the vehicle was questioned. No other information has been released.
• ARREST: A Falls man was arrested following an incident at 12:57 a.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of Falls Avenue. Robert Federspiel, 49, 2746 Falls Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct after he told police his roommate was inside the house and wanted to harm himself. The roommate, allegedly intoxicated, reportedly asked to be taken to hospital. While being removed by ambulance, Federspiel allegedly asked police for information. When told he had to wait for his roommate to leave, he allegedly yelled “(expletive) pigs” several times.
• THEFT: Police report a theft occurred between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of McKoon Avenue. The victim, a 31-year-old woman, told police she’d locked up two bicycles by a chain at the residence and left. When she returned, the chain was cut and the two bicycles were missing. The total value was listed at $200.
• FIRE: Officers report a vehicle on fire call was received at 4:30 p.m. Friday outside a residence in the 2000 block of Independence Avenue. The victim, a 41-year-old Ransomville woman, said smoke was coming from her vehicle. Niagara Falls Fire Department reportedly responded to the scene and extinguished the smoke coming from the taillight area of the vehicle. No other damage was reported to the vehicle.
• DISORDERLY: Thomas B. Staley, 23, 556 Colt Ave., Lewiston, was arrested Saturday for disorderly conduct. He is being held in lieu of $100 bail.