Hazmat crews were working to contain fumes at a Fishers apartment complex Thursday after a person tried to commit suicide using a lethal chemical mixture, fire officials said.
The incident happened just after 6 a.m. at a complex near State Road 37 and 126th Street.
Fire officials said a person tried to commit suicide by mixing several chemicals in a car in the complex's parking lot.
The person was pulled from the car, decontaminated and taken to Methodist Hospital.
Hazmat crews taped off a large area of the complex's parking lot as they worked to control fumes and dispose of the chemicals.
"Residents of the apartment complex who need to leave and can do so without entering the area taped off may do so. Areas inside the taped-off area are considered unsafe for unprotected people to enter," said Ron Lipps with the Fishers Fire Department.
The complex was not evacuated.
Detergent or chemical suicides involve mixing together two or more common chemicals to create a lethal gas that will fill an enclosed space.
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