HazMat Incident at Veterans Park on Holmes Way in Schaumburg

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Police, firefighters and paramedics from Schaumburg responded about 12:55 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 to a report of a possible hazmat incident at Veterans Park, 2500 West Holmes Way in Schaumburg.

Police, firefighters and paramedics received a report that a vehicle was in the parking lot with a rotten egg smell. The vehicle had a sign affixed on the side of the vehicle written “Hazmat Fumes”. The incident was being approached as a possible chemical suicide attempt.

Police on scene reported a male victim was face down in a vehicle or partially out of a vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the middle of the parking lot near the front entrance of Veterans Park. Firefighters and paramedics were suiting up with protective gear, including SCBA, to safely access the victim or remove him from the vehicle. Paramedics were attempting to save the victim’s life by about 1:00 p.m.

Wind was reported to be West Northwest at 4 MPH at 12:57 p.m.


The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


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