Authorities in Clearfield County confirmed that a DuBois City Police Officer was hospitalized Thursday while attempting to rescue a woman who was attempting suicide inside a residence.
Police say first responders were called to the home, located along the 200 block of South Ave. in DuBois, around 4 p.m.
Officials say the woman had allegedly created some sort of chemical mixture, which caused the officer to pass out when he entered the home in an attempt to save her.
Authorities say the officer was “dragged out” of the home by another first responder and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police say the officer is expected to be okay, however, the woman did not survive the incident.
Officials say the Altoona Fire Department’s hazmat team was called to assist with cleaning up the chemical mixture.