Officer Stuck By Heroin Needle While Arresting Drug Suspect

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh Police officer was taken to the hospital after he was stuck by a needle while arresting a drug suspect.

The incident happened at the Starbucks on Sixth Street and Penn Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

A customer told police a man went into the bathroom and didn’t come out.

When police went in to get him, an officer was stuck by a needle hidden in the man’s hand.

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The suspect has been identified as Rafael Conception. Authorities used Narcan to revive him.

He was taken to a hospital and then jail.

The officer is expected to be okay.

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