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* Hazmat Team Called in as Authorities Investigate Death at Hotel in San Mateo

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Parts of a San Mateo hotel were evacuated this afternoon after emergency responders found evidence of hazardous materials while investigating a death, police said. Police and firefighters responded to the Hilton Garden Inn at 2000 Bridgepointe Circle at 2 p.m. in response to a reported death in a hotel room, San Mateo police said. Officials discovered a female body in the hotel room and also found evidence of chemical exposure.

A San Mateo County hazardous materials team was called in. Police there is no public danger, but nearby rooms at the hotel were evacuated. Police said around 4 p.m. that parts of the hotel could remain closed for several more hours. The cause of death remains under investigation.

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