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Suicide Leads to Hazmat Situation at Apt. Complex



    A hazmat crew was called to a Bucks County apartment complex after officials say a man killed himself by mixing dangerous chemicals. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has the details. (Published Sunday, March 9, 2014)

    Officials say a suicide led to a hazmat situation inside a Bucks County apartment complex.

    Lower Southampton Township Fire Marshal Bill Oettinger told NBC10’s Matt DeLucia that a man inside the Chalet Village Apartment complex on Heights Lane in Lower Southampton Township was mixing chemicals with the intent of suicide. The unidentified man was later found dead.

    "We're still investigating," Oettinger said. "But it was a couple chemicals mixed together and then you take a couple breaths. I'm sure you've seen it on the news before. People do it in the car sometimes and put a posting on their window saying to stay away."

    Officials say the man's two family members inside the unit were taken to the hospital for treatment.

    Neighbors say they called the fire department after noticing an odor that smelled like rotten eggs around 4:30 a.m.

    A Hazmat crew was sent to the scene and about 30 people from the complex were then evacuated.

    They were eventually allowed to return after the area was deemed safe.

    Investigators have not yet revealed what kind of chemicals were used.

    Stay with for more details on this developing story.