Teen, police injured in chemical incident in Cottage Grove home
COTTAGE GROVE — A chemical-related suicide attempt injured a teenager Wednesday, sent three Cottage Grove police officers to the hospital and required a bomb squad’s assistance, authorities said.
Police were called about 1:45 p.m. to a home in the 8600 block of Hale Avenue for a report of a suicidal 17-year-old male. The teen was found semi-responsive in the backyard with an unknown white compound on his shirt and pants. Police found a bucket near his feet and smelled a strong chemical odor.