The Madison Fire Department says an apartment building was evacuated following what was likely a suicide attempt that involved chemicals.


Police and firefighters were called to an apartment building in the 400 block of West Doty Street for an attempted suicide Sunday night.


A fire department spokeswoman says one person was taken to Meriter Hospital. The person's condition is unknown.

The spokeswoman says authorities evacuated the eight-unit building after finding chemicals inside. Everyone got out safely. Authorities didn't specify which chemicals were found.

Police cornered off the city block Sunday night while the fire department's hazardous materials unit worked. They finally cleared the scene at 2 a.m. Monday.