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Seattle police say they’ve saved 3 people with overdose drug

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole holds up a syringe that dispenses nasal naloxone up the nose of someone who is overdosing on heroin at a press conference held at Seattle Police Department’s west precinct Tuesday morning, March 15, 2016.

Seattle police bicycle officers have saved three people from potentially fatal heroin overdoses since mid-March.

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