The ‘zombie apocalypse’ has taken over Brooklyn with a mass of overdoses recorded in a single day all reportedly caused by the insidious synthetic drug K2.
Users have been dubbed ‘stoned zombies’ after 33 people were admitted to hospital on Tuesday.
Local authorities labelled the situation as “Zombieland.”
Terrified witnesses stood by and watched the helpless horde of high users stagger around on the highly addictive synthetic drug before eventually collapsing on the ground.
Local authorities are reportedly investigating the shocking incident.
The NYPD announced that not all of the users who overdosed are believe to have survived the incident.
Reports of a string of overdoses first came in around 9:30 a.m.
At least one man suffered a seizure as a result of an overdose, according to ABC's New York station WABC.
"People sleeping outside, they do everything outside. It's not good for the area, for the kids," one man who witnessed the scene told WABC.
Horrified local resident Brian Arthur recorded footage of the drug users, dubbing it a scene from "Zombieland".
"These people, they can't get enough of this K2 stuff and it's really ruining this area. It's crazy right now," Arthur said in part of his post.
"It’s like a scene out of a zombie movie, a horrible scene. This drug truly paralysed people."
Throughout the morning, there were people in stretchers or unconscious on the street as a large number of police officers and EMTs responded to the scene.
"These people, they can't get enough of this K2 stuff and it's really ruining this area. It's crazy right now," Arthur said in a video he posted on Facebook that appears to show a person in the throes of synthetic marijuana.
K2 (or spice) is made using a mixture of herbs, spice or plant material and is laced with chemicals to simulate the effect of THC.
News break – July 15