- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

CORONA, Calif. (AP) - Riverside County authorities say a man who was found dead in a van apparently killed himself by mixing up a toxic brew, leaving a note warning the vehicle contained deadly gas and a bomb.

Authorities on Wednesday say 47-year-old Sami Malas of Corona apparently mixed chemicals in a bucket that released deadly fumes of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide.

The note on the windshield of the rented van prompted a daylong evacuation in Corona.

Authorities cleared an elementary school and about 1,000 residents from an apartment complex and mobile home park. No explosives were found.

Family members tell the Riverside Press-Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1mtGomN ) that Malas, a disbarred Georgia lawyer, had suffered from depression for more than seven years.

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