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Fairfield police: Hazmat death of Alan Banks was suicide by drinking potassium cyanide

Police say Alan Baker was found dead inside

Police say Alan Baker was found dead inside his home after drinking potassium cyanide. (April 15, 2014 5:42 PM)

Fairfield fire officials say the death of a man who prompted a hazmat situation Monday night was a suicide.

Police say Alan Banks, 69, was found dead at around 6 p.m. in his Clinton Street home after he drank potassium cyanide.

Officials say they went to check him, but he was already dead by the time firefighters got inside. Banks left a sign warning there were hazardous materials in...

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