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Pa. hazmat crew responds to car 'chemical suicide'

A neighbor made the discovery and called 911 when he saw a written message that warned him not to open the car door

By Kathleen Brady Shea
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PENNSBURY, Pa. — A dead body in a car — and a note warning people not to come near — kept neighbors guessing and a street barricaded for hours Monday as emergency vehicles and personnel in white hazmat suits converged on a spot in Pennsbury Township, Chester County.

Patty Mains, a spokeswoman for Chester County's Department of Emergency Services, said a 911 call about 12:30 p.m. suggested that a man's body inside a car was a result of "chemical suicide." The car was on Hillendale Road.

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