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Norwalk man attempts suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in cemetery

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 24, 2013 at 2:54 PM

A man who reportedly attempted to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in Woodlawn Cemetery was taken to the hospital early Tuesday.

The Huron County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call at 5:08 a.m. from a 43-year-old Norwalk man who reported he was sitting in a gray vehicle in the back of the cemetery. A dispatcher told the man to open the doors while he was waiting for officers to arrive.

The Norwalk Police Department responded to the scene at 5:10. Officer Kenneth Stiert, in his report, said he found the man conscious and sitting upright in the front driver's seat and was "telling me how he wanted to harm himself."

Police removed the man without incident from the vehicle after opening the doors and smelling exhaust fumes.

"The male was cooperative and agreed to be transported to Fisher-Titus (Medical Center) by North Central EMS for medical treatment and to speak with a mental health professional," Stiert reported.

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