Newark Hotel Evacuated After Chemical Suicide

A hotel in Newark was evacuated this afternoon after a guest apparently used chemicals to commit suicide, police said.

Sunday, Jul 1, 2012  |  Updated 5:28 PM PDT
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Newark Hotel Evacuated After Chemical Suicide

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A hotel in Newark was evacuated this afternoon after a guest apparently used chemicals to commit suicide, police said.

Officers went to the W Suites hotel at 8200 Gateway Boulevard after an outside police agency reported a possible suicide, according to Newark police.

Responding officers found the deceased victim, as well as several notes warning not to enter the room, police said.

As a precaution, police evacuated the second, third and fourth floors of the hotel to conduct an investigation, police said.

Fire personnel said it was safe to re-enter just after 2 p.m.

Police did not immediately release further information about the victim or the chemicals used.

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