UPDATE: More than 50 people got sick at a hotel in Tucson Monday, Nov. 22, and a county health official said it is being investigated as food poisoning.
“Yesterday, a group with the International Rescue Committee, as part of their work supporting Afghan refugees finding housing, had a lunch catered at the hotel and several people became ill. The Pima County Health Department responded, and hotel management closed the lobby out of an abundance of caution, but the hotel and other guests were not evacuated or affected. As of today, we have been told that all those affected are fine and doing well. We are glad to know that all are well, and we are appreciative of the Pima County Health Department and first responders for their timely response and support. We will continue to fully cooperate with any investigation the Pima County Health Department deems necessary”.
Original Report: First responders are at the scene of a hotel in downtown Tucson after numerous people reported getting sick there late Monday, Nov. 22.
Tucson police and firefighters were at the Red Roof Inn at 1300 North Stone Avenue. An employee told a reporter at the scene the Pima County Health Department had closed the lobby.
Authorities say they do not yet know how many people have been hospitalized or what caused the mass sickness.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.