HazMat crew responds to Oakland suicide

August 5, 2009 10:55:22 AM PDT
Oakland police are investigating a suicide that prompted the partial evacuation of a hotel near Jack London Square this morning.

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Police arrived at a hotel in the 200 block of Broadway about 7 a.m., and found a deceased person in a room with tanks of an unknown gas, a police dispatcher said.

Police called in a hazardous materials team and evacuated neighboring rooms before crews determined that the gas in the tanks was non-toxic. The dispatcher said she did not know what kind of gas was in the tanks.

The incident remains under investigation.

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