Hazmat police rush to ‘chemical incident’ feared to be mass suicide with 1 dead

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Hazmat police fear there's been an attempted mass suicide in New York City involving unknown chemicals.

The New York Fire Department responded to an emergency "chemical-related" call-out at an address in Queens at about 6:30am on Thursday morning.

There they found one person dead, three in a critical condition and one with minor injuries. The injured parties have been rushed to hospital for urgent treatment.

One person was also arrested following the incident at a building on Hampstead Avenue, The Sun reports.

Officers say the area has now been made safe and there is no danger to other residents of the building.

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The situation is currently still developing, with a large group of police officers spotted remaining at the scene.

A stretcher has also been seen outside the building along with a fire truck and ambulance both parked nearby.

No further details about the fatal incident or the toxic substances involved have been released by police yet.

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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