7 first responders possibly exposed to ‘hazardous chemical’ during Mt. Juliet suicide investigation

Originally published on WKRN

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – Mt. Juliet Police tweeted out that multiple first responders have been transported to the hospital out of an abundance of caution after possible exposure to a hazardous chemical.

An unresponsive man was found Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of the Mt. Juliet library. The possible exposure came during medical efforts from a chemical the man was in possession of, the department stated in the tweet.

A total of seven responders were transported, including three firefighters, two medics, and two police officers.

Currently, all first responders are unharmed.

Preliminary indications point to the chemical being used to facilitate a suicide.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you need help, please call 1-800-273-8255.

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