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Bomb Squad Called to Bolingbrook Parking Lot, Suicide Reported

Bomb squad units responded to a Bolingbrook Jewel-Osco Tuesday night for the report of a suspicious package and a possible suicide, according to preliminary reports.

Updated 7:30 a.m. Wednesday

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, a 43-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday.

Bolingbrook police had been asked to help find the man who was thought to be suicidal, according to the Trib. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today, the report said. 

Original report

Bomb squad units responded to a car parked at Jewel-Osco, 1200 W. Boughton Rd., Tuesday night for the report of a suspicious package and a possible suicide, according to preliminary reports.  

Northern Illinois FireGround Photos Facebook page, which reports fire and other incidents in the Chicago area posted, "Suicide in a car with suspicious package" around 11 p.m. 

The car was later declared safe, according to scanner reports, and emergency personnel were awaiting the arrival of a coroner. One victim was reported to be in the car. 

No official details have been released by the Bolingbrook Police Department or other agencies. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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Mike January 09, 2013 at 01:40 PM
I'm sad this individual had to resort to this, but at least they only took out themselves, and not a school/mall/theatre full of people.
Valerie Summers January 09, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Why is there a sales add over this article? I can't read it at all!! GrrrrrGrrrrr
Despiser of Obama January 09, 2013 at 10:13 PM
No bomb!
Hairy Callahan January 09, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Good job by the police recognizing the potential threat. Booby-traps against first responders are not all that uncommon anymore sad to say
red January 10, 2013 at 02:55 AM
I was in that parking lot at 11:25 while police were still there. I was asked if I was there about that-the man who asked me assumed I was some kind of responder(detective or something). I was there simply bc I pulled over to send a text. (Instead of driving and texting). It was a scary site to see..I feel so sorry for the family..

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