Police: Hazmat suicide victim Allan Banks was chemist, obtained potassium cyanide 30 years ago

Police: Man in hazmat suicide was chemist

Police say Banks used the chemical to kill himself, but left notes warning of hazardous materials inside his house.

New information has been released about the Fairfield man who took his own life by consuming potassium cyanide.

Police say 69-year-old Allan Banks was a chemist and originally obtained the chemical back in the 1980s. Banks committed suicide at his home on Clinton Street after leaving notes warning others that there were hazardous materials inside the house.

Experts say the chemical is...

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