April 22, 2013 in Nation/World

In brief: Border Patrol chase ends in deadly crash

From Wire Reports
 

TUCSON, Ariz. – At least five people were killed and more than a dozen hurt when an SUV crashed while it was being chased by the Border Patrol, authorities said Sunday.

Pima County Rural/Metro Fire Chief Willie Treatch said the midsize SUV was carrying 22 passengers, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection said 18 were aboard.

Treatch said five people died at the scene and 17 were rushed to the hospital, some by helicopter.

The incident happened about 11 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Highway 83 in Vail, Ariz., officials said.

Federal authorities said the Border Patrol had tried to stop a Chevrolet Tahoe for an immigration check, but the Tahoe didn’t stop. Instead, it continued west on Interstate 10 to the exit for Highway 83, going out of control on the exit ramp and flipping over, officials said.

Pot festival shooting suspect identified

DENVER – Denver police on Sunday pointed to a YouTube video they say shows a possible suspect in the weekend shooting at a marijuana celebration that injured two people and sent thousands fleeing.

The shooting Saturday took place during the outdoor celebration of the first 4/20 counterculture holiday since Colorado legalized marijuana. Denver police spent much of Sunday scanning video taken at the event.

Police spokesman Sonny Jackson told the Denver Post that the suspect is shown in the video walking in a crowd away from the scene of the shooting as sirens wailed in the background.

The suspect, a black male who was wearing a brown and white checkered shirt, can be seen about six seconds into the video, he said.

“We are seeking this individual as we believe he assisted the primary suspect after the shooting,” Jackson said in an email to the newspaper.

Pharmacy recalls sterile drug products

LAKE MARY, Fla. – A Florida-based compounding pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all lots of its sterile nonexpired drug products sold nationwide over concerns the products are not sterile and may contain bacteria, Food and Drug Administration officials said Sunday.

The FDA encouraged health care facilities and providers who have received sterile products, including all injectables, from Balanced Solutions Compounding Pharmacy to immediately check their medical supplies, quarantine the products, and follow the company’s recall instructions. Patients who were administered any sterile drug products produced and distributed by Balanced Solutions should contact their health care providers.

An FDA inspection of the company revealed “poor practices and conditions which may have exposed the company’s sterile products to microbial contamination,” officials said.


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