Four Los Angeles police officers and a Los Angeles city firefighter were transported to a hospital early today for treatment of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said.
The officers and firefighter were exposed as they tried to save a suicidal man who attempted to take his life by carbon monoxide poisoning inside the showroom of a car dealership in West Los Angeles, they said.
The incident occurred at Exclusive Motors in the 10,500 block of West Pico Blvd. around 4:30 a.m., LAPD Sgt. Rares Isai said.
“They’re not hospitalized, they’re just being treated,” Isai said, referring to the rescuers. The condition of the man they rescued was not known.
An LAFD battalion chief told a news videographer at the scene that the firefighter and officers were affected by the carbon monoxide as they attempted to rescue the suicidal man.