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Reported hazmat incident in Amherst resolved

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 06:47:41-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — A reported hazmat incident in Amherst overnight was resolved following a police investigation Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the area of Garland Drive around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night for a noise complaint.

The suspicious nature of the scene prompted officers to call for hazmat crews. Further investigation revealed it was not a hazmat situation.

Police said no one was in danger, although two neighbors were evacuated. Police called Amherst Schools to warn of a potential disruption to bus routes, but that never materialized.

One person was found in the home. Police said the person died by suicide.

7 Eyewitness News does not usually report on suicides or attempted suicides. However, police did not immediately identify this situation to 7EWN as a suicide. Our newsroom knew it to be a hazmat investigation with a large emergency response up until 6 a.m. Wednesday when police spoke for the first time about the situation on camera.