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W Hotel Evacuated After Apparent Chemical Suicide

Four floors of the Gateway Boulevard hotel were evacuated.

The off Gateway Boulevard in Newark was evacuated Sunday afternoon as a result of a suicide by chemicals.

Newark police issued the following press release regarding the incident:

On 7-1-12, at about 1:28pm, Newark PD responded to the W Suites, located at 8200 Gateway Blvd, to assist an outside law enforcement agency, who reported a possible suicide.

Upon arrival, Officers located what appeared to be a victim of suicide, with several notes displayed in the room warning to do not enter, use caution and to call the police.

Officers believed this to be a suicide by chemicals. With the help from Fremont PD and CHP, Officers evacuated the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor of the hotel as precaution and as recommended by Fire personnel.

At 2:02pm, Fire personnel advised that it was safe to reenter. There is no further information at this time. If further information becomes available, it will be released via Nixle.

Follow the Newark Police Department at nixle.com.

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Fatso July 02, 2012 at 08:10 PM
OK, it's time for an update to this tragic story. If Nixle and The Patch are putting this out there, we should at least be told the details of the person's death. The public has a right to know the truth, especially if the incident was a potential public health hazard. What if kids were next door, etc. If I was a guest of that hotel, I sure as hell would want to know what happened and how it happened. Please comment if you agree with me (or not).
DeAnna_archived July 02, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Whomever is releasing the information, has to notify their family. Just because someone has a police scanner. It does not make them law enforcement. The Investigator / Chief / Officer will make a statement when it is appropriate.
Jay July 02, 2012 at 08:36 PM
I respectfully disagree with you, Fatso. The public has no right to know when someone takes their own life. The manner this person chose was dangerous, but at least they let the emergency crews know what they had done so precautions could be taken. No one else was hurt in a situation that could have been disastrous. That's all the public has a right to know.
reggieqh1 July 02, 2012 at 09:41 PM
It's on the Old Golf Course, didn't the Clubhouse burn down like twice before they demolished it? and wasn't someone shot there last year? Maybe it's on an old Indian burial grounds? or cursed?
James Nelson July 03, 2012 at 08:27 AM
Jay, I have to disagree with you're Sentiments. When any Person decides to commit Suicide in a Publicly Accessible Space such as a Hotel Room they forfeit any right to remain anonymous in terms of how they died, what they did or any other detailed Factor. Now I'd be willing to let a Public Suicide go with Questions unanswered only if said Suicide occurred within that Persons Home or on their Property. People will be accessing this Room in the Future, they deserve to know who all has died in that Room and how. This is Especially true if Multiple people have been found dead on the Hotel Property. Same goes for if someone is Found anywhere else in Public. Remember as a Business this Hotel is fair game to be scrutinized just like any other Business Entity.

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