- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A police sergeant is being credited for saving the life of a man who overdosed in a San Francisco City Hall bathroom.

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi says the heroin overdose is emblematic of a resurgent drug crisis hitting a city that does not have enough treatment centers.

The man was found by a custodian unconscious and not breathing Tuesday night in a bathroom stall. It was not immediately clear how the man got the drug paraphernalia past security.

Sgt. John Caramucci used a pocket knife to open the locked stall door and found the man with a needle in his arm.

The man was resuscitated by paramedics and transported to a hospital. A liquid substance found in the bathroom tested positive for heroin. Mirkarimi says heroin use has spiked in San Francisco. The man’s condition was not available Friday.


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