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No Danger to Public in Hellertown Standoff

The entire neighborhood around the 400 block of Locust Lane was evacuated for some seven hours on Saturday.

There was no danger to the public during Saturday's HazMat situation, officials say.

The man who barricaded himself inside a Hellertown home on Saturday, triggering a HazMat situation and standoff with police, has been identified.

Kyle Miller, 22, used chemicals to asphyxiate himself inside his Locust Road home, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek told The Express-Times.

The entire neighborhood around the 400 block of Locust Lane was evacuated for some seven hours on Saturday, WFMZ said, though there was never any danger to the public, police said. Events at nearby Dimmick Park were cancelled, the Express-Times said.

Police received a 911 call around 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting that a man was threatening suicide, WFMZ said. Toxic fumes could be smelled in the area, 

It was unclear what chemicals were used by Miller.

Melody Smith April 29, 2014 at 11:48 AM
A little late on the post..
Bert Macklin April 29, 2014 at 06:32 PM
pew pew.. shots fired.

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