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Chemist stole cyanide to kill rodents, DA says. It nearly ended up in the water supply.

20:18 EST 13 Feb 2018 | Topix

Chemist Richard O'Rourke, 60, had a plan to kill the rodents on his Warrington, Pennsylvania, property , but he almost polluted the water supply in the process, according to prosecutors. Upper Gwynedd Township Police had received a tip from another chemist at Merck & Co, a pharmaceutical company, that potassium cyanide had been stolen from a laboratory, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.

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