Envelope Containing Unknown Substance Hospitalizes Three at Fort Myer Military Base

Published February 28th, 2018 - 08:32 GMT
A female US marine (AFP/File Photo)
A female US marine (AFP/File Photo)

Three people were hospitalized Tuesday after they opened an envelope containing an unknown substance at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia.

Eleven people reported feeling ill after the letter was opened, according to the Arlington Fire Department. All three who were transported to a local hospital are in stable condition, the department added on Twitter. 

It is unclear what substance was inside the letter, which was opened at an administrative building on the base. 

The Marine Corps confirmed base officials are working with local hazmat teams, the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), adding that the building where the letter was opened has been screened and cleared. 

The FBI and NCIS are leading a joint investigation into the incident, the corps said on Twitter.

 

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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