Chemical Suicide: At least 8 people sickened from apparent Hazmat suicide at California hotel

Chemical Suicide

According to CBS News:

Poisonous chemicals killed one woman in an apparent suicide and sickened eight people, prompting the evacuation of three floors of the Hotel Fairmont in San Jose, fire officials told CBS San Francisco. Firefighters were dispatched at around 10 a.m. Saturday to the hotel on a report of an attempted suicide on the 19th floor using chemicals.

The crew found the woman dead in a hotel room in the 19th floor. San Jose police are investigating the incident as a suicide. San Jose fire department Capt. Mitch Matlow said the eight people sickened were believed to be hotel employees. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, he said. Several other people had minor symptoms but “have gotten better with fresh air.”

Matlow said at a news conference more than 100 people were evacuated from the hotel. Exposure to the unknown chemical was believed to be “very brief.”

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