Chemicals ill Georgia officers with the investigation of a body
Three Georgia police officers are in the hospital after being in a chemical substance during the examination of a dead body in a motel room.
Three Georgia police officers were ill due to an unknown chemical after encountering a dead body in a motel room on Saturday, officials said.
Officials were called to the United Inn & Suites in Decatur just after 4 hours, about a dead body in a room on the third floor, FOX5 Atlanta reported. Three Dekalb County police entered the room and reported feeling dizzy and sick after coming into contact with the chemicals that had killed a 48-year-old man in the room.
Three Georgia police officers were ill due to an unknown chemical when they are in a motel room with a dead body inside.
“Something in there made the officers sick,” Fire Capt. Eric Jackson said. “We have no idea what, none at all.”
The officers were brought to the hospital and there was said to be conscious and alert Saturday night.
The guests of the Hotel in the near of the infected room were evacuated shortly after the incident.
“The police told us to leave,” one guest told FOX5. “We are already one of our room for three hours… What was really the cause?”
A DeKalb County police stands outside a room at the United Inn & Suites Hotel is a Saturday.
HAZMAT crew has arrived on the scene and took samples of the substance. Agents of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security incident to examine for the identify of the chemical substance.
An autopsy will be performed to determine that the man is the cause of the death is not being treated as a murder.
Police not release his name as of Sunday and it is unclear whether the man was exposed to the substance, accidentally or on purpose.
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