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.Caesar can be reached at Christopher.Caesar@globe.com or via Twitter @ChrisCaesar.