SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — Parts of a San Mateo hotel were evacuated Monday afternoon after emergency responders found evidence of hazardous materials while investigating a possible death by suicide, according to police said.
Police and firefighters responded to the Hilton Garden Inn at 2000 Bridgepointe Circle at 2 p.m. in response to a reported death inside a hotel room, San Mateo police said.READ MORE: Tsunami Alert Forces Daylong Evacuation of Berkeley Marina
Officials discovered a female body in the hotel room and also found evidence of chemical exposure. A San Mateo County hazardous materials team was called in.
Police said there was no public danger of exposure, but nearby rooms at the hotel were evacuated.READ MORE: Pacific Tsunami Update: Waves Surge Onto Bay Area Beaches Following Huge Tonga Volcano Blast
The exact details of the death remained under investigation but police said there were no indications of foul play.
The victim’s name was being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.
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