Police in Oregon break door in suicide kit scare
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- When the FBI notified police in Oregon that a Springfield man had purchased a mail-order suicide kit, officers went to his home and kicked down his door to make sure he was OK.
The Register Guard reports (http://bit.ly/prULE1 ) the helium hood kit was ordered in February by a newspaper employee for a reporter working on a story about suicide kits. The story was published in March.
Sgt. Richard Jones says there was nothing in the information received Tuesday from the FBI that the kit was purchased months ago. The FBI is asking police to conduct welfare checks as part of its investigation of a California company that was raided in May.
A bill outlawing the sale of suicide kits in Oregon was signed into law in July.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com