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Wind Creek Casino in Montgomery evacuated; Montgomery’s Deputy Exposed to Unknown Narcotic – Elmore-Autauga News

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UPDATE: A huge police presence was still on the scene near the main entrance, which was blocked off. However, customers and staff say the casino is not closed and an alternate route is available. Exactly what happened is still being ironed out, and we hope to have an update to share soon.

Original: EAN reporter Dale Barnett reports that the Wind Creek Casino in Montgomery has been evacuated and law enforcement has blocked the main entrance.

The WSFA reported that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirms that an on-duty deputy was rushed to hospital Saturday afternoon in the casino area. Major Gayle Atchison said the deputy was taken to Baptist East after being exposed to a narcotic. It happened around 3 p.m. near the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel on Eddie L Tullis Road.

The narcotic was not specified, but Atchison said the unidentified deputy received doses of Narcan.

There are numerous state troopers, Montgomery Sheriff’s officers and rescue vehicles at the main entrance to the casino and they do not allow anyone to enter the main entrance to the property. A State Trooper said the casino was closed but could not discuss specifics. There is a huge increase in traffic at the toll bridge entering Elmore County.

A person leaving the casino said everyone had been asked to evacuate, but no reason was given.

Meanwhile, on an app associated with the casino, customers said there had been a shooting inside the casino and other incidents which we have not yet been able to confirm.

Area residents are asked to avoid the casino until law enforcement can sort out the events that led to the police presence.