The following message was received on April 5, 2010 from a Captain Brad Carnduff of the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center. The notice concerns a single-page Officer Safety Alert concerning a suicide method utilizing hydrogen sulfide that can be dangerous to first responders. This is the third notice we have received from a U.S. fusion center. The previous two notices, from the Virginia Fusion Center and the Rocky Mountain Information Network, were both received in the month of February. This notice is unique in that it requests the identity of the “person, group or organization who forwarded this Daily Intelligence Note to your attention”. It also asks that we “contact the STIC prior to posting” similar material in the future.
We have now published seven documents relating to hydrogen sulfide suicides, four of which are For Official Use Only, one of which is Law Enforcement Sensitive, and another which is “Not for Public Release”.
- Massachusetts Sheriff Brief: Chemical & Detergent Suicides
- Idaho Sheriff Warning: Hydrogen Sulfide Suicide
- KCTEW Bulletin: (U//FOUO) Hydrogen Sulfide Suicides
- LA-RTTAC (U//FOUO) Hazards Posed to First Responders by Hydrogen Sulfide Suicides
- (U//FOUO) Hydrogen Sulfide: A Potential First Responder Hazard
- Illinois Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center Officer Safety Alert: Hydrogen Sulfide Suicide Method
- Ohio Department of Public Safety: Method of Suicide that Could Injure or Kill First Responders
Subject: Hydrogen Sulfide Suicide Method – Daily Intelligence Note
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 15:41:56 -0500
To: legal[at]publicintelligence.net, info[at]publicintelligence.net, inquiries[at]publicintelligence.net
To whom it may concern : Public Intelligence
On behalf of the Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center, we would respectfully request you remove the Hydrogen Sulfide Suicide Method, Daily Intelligence Note from your web site. As stated in the Daily
Intelligence Note’s first italicized paragraph, “under no circumstances should this material be released to media sources”. This material should not be published or reproduced on the web. Additionally, should you receive similar daily Intelligence Notes in the future, we would ask that you contact the STIC prior to posting to your web site. Thank you in advance and feel free to contact Captain Brad Carnduff at 217-725-1507 with any questions or concerns.
Also – We would respectfully request the identify of the person, group or organization who forwarded this Daily Intelligence Note to your attention so this will not occur in the future. Again Thanks….
Captain Brad Carnduff
Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center
Division of Operations