Man Whose Suicide Attempt Caused HazMat Scare Charged With Felony

Fabian C. Seyrigdesaussure caused a hazmat response at Southampton Hospital in November.

A 50-year-old Bridgehampton man who tried to kill himself on Nov. 16 with noxious fumes in his car — then changed his mind and drove to the hospital, — has been charged with placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in the first degree, a class-D felony, according to police.

said Fabian C. Seyrig de Saussure was arrested Dec. 20. Immediately after the incident, in which he mixed a fungicide and an acid in a five-gallon plastic bucket in his Volkswagen, he had been placed under psychiatric care. The , Southampton Town HazMat Team and village police had all responded to , where he parked the car outside the emergency room.

“I don’t know exactly where he started the mixture of the chemicals,” Det. Sgt. Herman Lamison of the Southampton Village police said, though he added it must have been between Seyrig de Saussure's home in Bridgehampton and Southampton Village. He said the chemicals were common products available at hardware stores.

Seyrig de Saussure was remanded to Suffolk County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bail.

highhatsize January 09, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Let's hope that this is a compassionate act to enable the state to protect a suicidal person against himself and not simple callousness.


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