LOWELL, Mass. — Massachusetts police say a man who was apparently distraught over a failing relationship has released chemical gases in his apartment, killing himself and sending 11 other people to the hospital.
Police in Lowell say officers and paramedics responded Thursday to a third-floor apartment after the man-made postings on Facebook that concerned his friends.
Officials say four police officers and three emergency medical workers were exposed to hazardous materials and brought to a hospital in unknown conditions. The four officers were being treated for possible respiratory problems.