Police in Oregon break door in suicide kit scare

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - September 21, 2011

The Register Guard reports the helium hood kit was ordered in February by a newspaper employee for a reporter working on a story about suicide kits. The story was published in March.

Sgt. Richard Jones says there was nothing in the information received Tuesday from the FBI that the kit was purchased months ago. The FBI is asking police to conduct welfare checks as part of its investigation of a California company that was raided in May.

A bill outlawing the sale of suicide kits in Oregon was signed into law in July.

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