A baby died at a New York City day care center and three other children were hospitalized after possibly consuming fentanyl or some other form of opioid.
Police received calls Friday around 2:40 p.m. about four unresponsive children at Divino Niño Daycare in the Bronx.
A 1-year-old was pronounced dead, and three others — an 8-month-old girl and two 2-year-old boys — were hospitalized, police told Scripps News. The children were reportedly put down for nap time and had eaten something 90 minutes prior.
Of the surviving children, a 2-year-old is listed in critical condition and the others are stable.
At least some of the children were administered Narcan, according to reports.
Twenty-six-year-old Mel Ramirez, who lives next to the day care, told The New York Post that she heard a worker screaming in horror.
"She was yelling for help. She was screaming and saying, 'The kids are dead! The kids are dead!' multiple times," Ramirez said.
A neighbor, 73-year-old Anna Ortiz Irving, said the day care is run by a mother and daughter who live in the building.
"It's a legit day care. It's brand new. Just a few kids, mostly babies. They're such decent people," Irving told the Post.
"I watched them fix the whole place up. It was beautiful, all according to city code. If I had a baby, I would send it there," she said.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident. A search warrant was being executed Friday night.
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