Police Investigate Death, HazMat Scene in Randolph

Police have evacuated a Randolph apartment building after discovering a hazardous material situation when investigating a death there.

Authorities were called to the scene around 8:15 a.m., WCVB-TV reported:

According to Randolph fire, the call originally came in as a medical call at 8:15 a.m. and then was upgraded to a level 2 hazmat situation.

Maintenance worker Keith McGrory said he saw a sign on a door that warned "call poison control," and said the smell near the door was sickening, NewsCenter 5's Pam Cross reported.


"It appears to be a possible chemical suicide that occurred some days ago, but it may just be a suicide," spokeswoman Jennifer Mieth said.

About 20 units are in the building, according to the report.

Neighbors told WHDH-TV that the man who died lost his job months ago and that a next-door neighbor hadn’t seen him since.

We’ll update this story with more developments as they become available.

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