A 1-year-old boy died and three other children were hospitalized after apparently “coming into contact with an opioid” at a home-based child care site in the Bronx on Friday, New York City police said.
The boy who died was identified by authorities as Nicholas Dominici.
One of the three children hospitalized is in critical condition, authorities said at a press conference early Saturday.
Police said they received a 911 call from a daycare center reporting three unconscious children just before 3 p.m. on Friday. When police responded, they found two boys, 1 and 2 years old, and an 8-month-old girl, all unconscious, according to the NYPD.
The devastated father of one-year-old who died from a Fentanyl overdose at a Bronx daycare held back tears as he told DailyMail.com that it had been his son’s first week at the center.
Nicholas Feliz-Dominici was identified as a deceased toddler who was one of four children to ingest fentanyl while being cared for at the Divino Nino Day Care on Morris Avenue in Kingsbridge on Friday afternoon.
The boy’s distraught dad, Otoniel Feliz, 32, appeared teary-eyed as he spoke outside his apartment, just a 15-minute walk from the Morris Avenue childcare center.