Sunderland PD: Hazardous material team called to attempted suicide

The man was taken to the hospital.

Police lights by night

SUNDERLAND, Mass. (WWLP) – Police said they found a suicidal man with two jars of mixed chemicals in his car Monday at the scenic overlook on Route 47 in Sunderland.

Sunderland Police Chief Erik Demetropoulos told 22News the 50-year-old man was found by officers outside of his parked car around 4:30 a.m. His name is being withheld by police as part of the on-going investigation.

Demetropoulos said the District 4 Hazardous Materials Response Team was called to the site when the mixed chemicals were found inside the car. He said agencies were still investigating at the scenic overlook Monday morning but that they would be done by 8:00 a.m.

Police said there is no threat to the public and that the man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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