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Police find man with syringes

Pitt Police and paramedics arrived to Wesley Posvar Hall around 12:40 p.m.  Dale Shoemaker | News Editor

Pitt Police and paramedics arrived to Wesley Posvar Hall around 12:40 p.m. Dale Shoemaker | News Editor

By Danielle Fox / Editor-in-Chief

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Pitt Police are still investigating a man they found unresponsive beside syringes in a first floor bathroom in Wesley W. Posvar Hall Tuesday afternoon.

A Pitt senior who refused to give his name to The Pitt News said he was standing next to a man in the first floor bathroom when the man dropped syringes, lost consciousness and started gasping for air.

The senior said he called Pitt Police, who arrived at about 12:40 p.m.

Pitt Police Lt. David Basile confirmed that police removed two syringes from the bathroom.

“But we don’t know what’s in [the syringes] yet,” Basile said. “We can’t speculate.”

Basile said the man was initially unresponsive, but came to and spoke with police in the bathroom. Paramedics transported the man, who appeared shaken, sweaty and pale, to UPMC Presbyterian at about 12:50 p.m.

According to Pitt spokesperson John Fedele, the young man was not a student, faculty member or staff member of the University. The University could not release the man’s condition.

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Police find man with syringes