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Hazmat team called for car displaying ‘Suicide by Gas’ signs in Pomona

By in Press Enterprise on December 3, 2017

By Jim Steinberg

Pomona police are investigating the apparent suicide of an adult male Saturday afternoon inside an automobile that displayed several signs taped to the windows that read “Suicide by Gas”.

At 3:42 p.m., Pomona police received a radio call about a strong odor coming from a vehicle parked in the 3700 block of North Garey Avenue, the department said in a statement.

#LASD SEB Tactical Bomb Techs and Tactical Hazmat Team assisting @PomonaPD with possible hazardous chemicals in a vehicle on Garey Ave. pic.twitter.com/OYMkwWbXRU

— SEB (@SEBLASD) December 3, 2017

Officers called in a bomb squad and hazmat team, said Lt. Jaime Gutierez. The vehicle was parked in an area that is mostly commercial, although there is some housing nearby.

The investigation is continuing.

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