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Chemical Suicide Attempt Leads to ER Entrance Shut Down

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Southampton Hospital Emergency Department entrance was shut down on Nov. 16 after a man attempted to commit suicide by mixing chemicals in his car, which was parked at the ER entrance. Hazardous materials crews responded to the scene.

The man changed his mind about committing suicide and pulled up to the ER and walked in, said Southampton Village Police Chief Thomas Cummings, The Southampton Press reports. Both the emergency entrance and the man’s car were contaminated.

The chemicals the man mixed were sulfuric acid and muriatic acid. Based on a crime lab’s findings, the man could be charged with endangering other people.

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