FBI ID's Chemicals That Sickened Cops in Motel
Police outside Atlanta said three officers will recover
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 13, 2018 4:00 PM CDT
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DeKalb County medical examiner and law enforcement stand outside the United Inn and Suites Saturday   (AP Photo/John Amis)

(Newser) – The FBI has identified the chemicals that made three Atlanta-area cops sick in a motel room where a body was found Saturday. Per WSB-TV, the police officers were sickened by a combination of household cleaning agents, though they were not specified. The DeKalb County police said Sunday that the officers were released after being treated at a hospital overnight. Police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell also said the guest's death at the extended-stay motel is not being treated as a homicide, the AP reports.

Police think the chemical combination killed the man, but they don't know yet whether he was exposed accidentally or on purpose. The officers reported feeling dizzy and nauseous after contact with the agent. Fire Capt. Eric Jackson said samples of a substance were recovered by a hazardous materials crew. The motel has since resumed normal operation. An autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner. His identity has not been made public. However, police say he was 48 years old.

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