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Fairfield HazMat Team Called Out, Body Found

Fairfield, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — At 5:28 p.m. Monday Fairfield police responded to a welfare check at 32 Clinton St., calling Fairfield Fire to the scene to assist in gaining entry.

Upon making entry shortly before 6 p.m. police and fire personnel found signs indicating the presence of hazardous materials and called for additional fire and police units along with the Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team, DEEP and AMR.

Fairfield HazMat situation. (Courtesy Fairfield Fire Dept.)

Fairfield HazMat situation. (Courtesy Fairfield Fire Dept.)

HazMat Technicians made entry in Level A chemical protective clothing and found the occupant deceased and a small quantity of Potassium Cyanide. After containing the product and taking photographs for investigative purposes the body was turned over to the State Medical Examiner and the scene was secured.

“At this time we’re treating it as an untimely death pending further investigation,” said Police Deputy Chief Chris Lyddy.

“At no time was the public at any risk,” added Assistant Chief George Gomola, who served as Incident Commander.

Fire, Police, FCHIRT and AMR units remained on the scene through 10:30 p.m.

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