Public asked not to take stickers from unknown people after skin irritation reports

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are advising the public not to take stickers from people they don’t know in the RNC area after officers were treated for skin irritation Thursday.

Police said that two members of law enforcement were treated for skin irritation issues.

One of the officers said he experienced numbing and burning after receiving a sticker.

The stickers are being tested to determine if they are connected to the skin irritation issues.

But members of the public areĀ advisedĀ that if they took a sticker from someone they didn’t know, they should remove it and wash their skin with soap and water.

Police also said at the briefing that there were no arrests on Thursday at RNC-related events.

There were rumors that some officers had been stabbed or poked with syringes, but that did not happen.

For more, see the blog below.

Chief Calvin Williams previously said Monday and Tuesday were relatively quiet with only 5 arrests.

During Wednesday night’s briefing, Williams said that 17 people were arrested and two officers were assaulted.

**Follow FOX 8 News and fox8.com throughout the week for continuing LIVE coverage on the RNC**

**Follow us on Twitter and Instagram; like us on Facebook for photos and LIVE updates**

Google Map for coordinates 41.499320 by -81.694361.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.