Officers in Cleveland treated for rash; stickers may be to blame

No serious injury was reported

Cleveland police are investigating two incidents where officers were treated for a skin rash that may have developed from stickers that were given to them.
Law enforcement with bikes, patrol in downtown Cleveland on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, during the second day of the Republican convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Cleveland police are investigating two incidents where officers were treated for a skin rash that may have developed from stickers that were given to them.

The illnesses were reported July 21, when both officers were treated for skin irritations.

Cleveland police say at least one of the officers came in contact with a sticker that was given to him from a person on Public Square.

Police are advising people not to take stickers from anyone they don’t know. They are advising anyone who received a sticker to remove it and wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.

At this time, police have not confirmed if the sticker contributed to the skin irritation.

The matter is under investigation.

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