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USA: 11 fall ill after hazmat letter sent to Arlington marine base00:55

USA: 11 fall ill after hazmat letter sent to Arlington marine base

United States, Arlington, VA
February 28, 2018 at 00:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least 11 personnel were left feeling sick after a letter containing an unknown substance was sent to the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Arlington, VA on Tuesday.

Three of the 11 are being treated at hospital for various symptoms, including bleeding noses and a 'burning sensation.'

A hazardous materials team has been sent to investigate the incident at the camp, which is the headquarters of the US Marine Corps, after a suspicious substance was sent to one of the base's compounds and subsequently opened by a member of staff.

The building was evacuated as a preventative measure.

No details regarding the type of substance or the origin of the letter have been released.

Al menos 11 miembros del personal enfermaron tras el envío una carta con una sustancia desconocida al Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, cerca de Arlington, el jueves.

Tres de los 11 están siendo tratados en el hospital por diversos síntomas, entre ellos, hemorragias nasales y una "sensación de ardor".

Se envió un equipo de expertos en materiales peligrosos para investigar el incidente en el campamento, que es la sede de la Infantería de Marina de los EE.UU.

El edificio fue evacuado como medida preventiva.

No se han divulgado detalles sobre el tipo de sustancia o el origen de la carta.

USA: 11 fall ill after hazmat letter sent to Arlington marine base00:55
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At least 11 personnel were left feeling sick after a letter containing an unknown substance was sent to the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Arlington, VA on Tuesday.

Three of the 11 are being treated at hospital for various symptoms, including bleeding noses and a 'burning sensation.'

A hazardous materials team has been sent to investigate the incident at the camp, which is the headquarters of the US Marine Corps, after a suspicious substance was sent to one of the base's compounds and subsequently opened by a member of staff.

The building was evacuated as a preventative measure.

No details regarding the type of substance or the origin of the letter have been released.

Al menos 11 miembros del personal enfermaron tras el envío una carta con una sustancia desconocida al Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, cerca de Arlington, el jueves.

Tres de los 11 están siendo tratados en el hospital por diversos síntomas, entre ellos, hemorragias nasales y una "sensación de ardor".

Se envió un equipo de expertos en materiales peligrosos para investigar el incidente en el campamento, que es la sede de la Infantería de Marina de los EE.UU.

El edificio fue evacuado como medida preventiva.

No se han divulgado detalles sobre el tipo de sustancia o el origen de la carta.

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