SELDEN, N.Y. (CBS 2) — The father of a 2-year-old girl is fighting for his life after a disturbing find on Long Island on Monday. Fears of a dangerous toxin forced police to don Hazmat suits and surround their car.
Hazmat crews were not taking any chances and suited up to investigate a mysterious white powdery substance found in a car, where a man and his daughter were discovered unconscious in Lawrence. Police sources told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez they suspect foul play.
1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports investigation is ongoing
The car was parked in the parking lot behind Craig Weintraub’s office on Central Avenue in Lawrence.
“Is there a bomb in the car? Those things cross your mind,” Weintraub told Sanchez
Police said the 45-year-old father was seen driving the silver car into the private lot shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning, but investigators said the man and child didn’t get out.
Witnesses said a man who works nearby heard someone in the vehicle honking the horn and he discovered the unconscious pair and called 911.
“I don’t know what to think. Maybe it’s a whole big thing for nothing. It could just be people with a medical issue. There could be hundreds of different options,” Weintraub said.
Police said the little girl is expected to make a full recovery, but her father is listed in critical condition.