CHICAGO (AP) - Emergency crews responding to a fire Friday at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago discovered a man in the basement with a self-inflicted wound, said a spokesman for the city of Aurora.
The fire started in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Dan Ferrelli said in an emailed statement. The center was evacuated.
Ferrelli gave no details on the man’s injuries, but said they were not caused by a gunshot. He was taken to a hospital.
Aurora Police Chief Gregory Thomas told reporters later that the man is a contract employee at the facility and is suspected of starting the fire intentionally.
Another employee of the facility was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, Ferrelli said.
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