Cyanide poisoning in suicide shuts neighborhood - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Cyanide poisoning in suicide shuts neighborhood

Posted: Updated:
Connecticut State News Connecticut State News

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Fairfield fire officials say a man who committed suicide by drinking potassium cyanide prompted a hazardous materials alert that shut part of a neighborhood.

Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told the Connecticut Post that the unidentified man left a note warning first responders. He locked the house and went to bed before swallowing the poison.

A portion of the neighborhood was shut Monday night, but neighbors were not in danger.

Fairfield police were notified at about 6 p.m., but the identity of the caller was not disclosed.

Friends who were concerned they hadn't heard from the man found the house locked.

Gemola and Assistant Police Chief Chris Lyddy said first responders called for support from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's hazardous materials team.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Foley wins Connecticut Independent Party backing

    Foley wins Connecticut Independent Party backing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:35:03 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has won the endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut, securing a second spot on the November ballot. Foley's campaign confirmed the Greenwich businessman won the third party's endorsement at Tuesday night's party caucus.
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has won the endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut, securing a second spot on the November ballot. Foley's campaign confirmed the Greenwich businessman won the third party's endorsement at Tuesday night's party caucus.
  • Off-duty state trooper arrested on DWI after crash

    Off-duty state trooper arrested on DWI after crash

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:25:40 GMT
    A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.
    A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.
  • Sales tax-free week in Connecticut

    Sales tax-free week in Connecticut

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:01:03 GMT
    Connecticut shoppers will soon get a temporary reprieve on their state sale taxes.
    Connecticut shoppers will soon get a temporary reprieve on their state sale taxes.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices