Nov 17, 2009 4:48 PM by Bea Karnes, Stefanie Boe

New information: bizarre HazMat incident had Colorado Springs street blocked

A Colorado Springs street is back open after a bizarre HazMat situation forced its closure in Colorado Springs Tuesday morning.

A man attempting to commit suicide barricaded himself in a vehicle with the chemical Hydrogen Sulfide. A HazMat crew suited up in full gear to get the man out.

The man is in critical condition after inhaling the chemical.

Western Dr., in the Cimarron Hills area, was blocked off until HazMat crews gave the all-clear.


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