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Cyanide suicide leads to Level 3 Hazmat, responders quarantined

Woman ingested sodium azide, building evacuated, 4 officers and 2 EMT's to hospital

By Travis Andersen
Boston Globe

BOSTON — Twelve people were evacuated from a South End apartment building and four Boston police officers and an ambulance crew were taken to a hospital after a woman committed suicide Monday night inside an apartment by ingesting a toxic chemical, fire officials said.

Boston Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dunbar said at the hazmat scene that the woman ingested the chemical on the first floor of 676 Mass. Ave. at about 9 p.m. and was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

He said four police officers and the ambulance team of two EMS workers were being quarantined at (Boston Medical Center) to determine whether they were affected by the substance.

Full Story: Police officers, ambulance crew taken to hospital after toxic suicide in South End




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