Deputies: Woman dead after combining chemicals in Sarasota

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THE MEADOWS, Fla (WFLA) – The Sarasota Sheriff’s Office and a HAZMAT squad responded to The Meadows area Tuesday afternoon where a woman reportedly died after combining too many chemicals.

Deputies responded to the incident on Richwood Link near Marsh Field Road around 11 a.m. The sheriff’s office advised the public to avoid the area as the HAZMAT team investigated the chemical incident.

A sweep of the nearby apartment complex was made and residents were told to stay inside their homes for a short time for precautionary measures.

Detectives believe the woman mixed a combination of chemical substances to cause her own death, the sheriff’s office said.

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