03/15/10 129 W, 1 I - + 4 - 3 Suspected Chemical Suicide in Oxford

The morning news brings reports of a suspected chemical suicide in Oxford late last night, when police were called to a residential neighborhood about 10 p.m. to investigate a suspicious vehicle. They found a woman slumped over in her vehicle, and apparently deceased. When an officer opened the door, chemicals were found on the front passenger seat. That officer was also overcome-- or at least affected, as reports vary-- and transported to the hospital. A Raleigh Fire Department hazardous materials unit was called to the scene for assistance. This mimics a similar incident that occurred in Cary last month. We subsequently blogged about some good presentation slides on the subject of chemical suicides and responder safety. Sources: WRAL, WTVD.

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there is no such thing as a routine call
ab - 03/15/10 - 20:33

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