11 people sick, 3 hospitalized after suspicious letter received at Fort Myer in Virginia

Source: Washington Examiner | February 27, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll

Three individuals were taken to a local hospital after 11 people became sick after a suspicious envelope was received at a military base in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday, according to the Arlington County Fire Department.

“An envelope containing an unknown substance was received, today, aboard Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall. Personnel in the affected building took immediate preventative measures by evacuating the building,” U.S. Marine Corps spokesperson Maj. Brian Block said in a statement.

“Base officials and are coordinating with local HAZMAT teams and FBI,” he added. “Several Marines are receiving medical care as a result of this incident. No additional details are available at this time as the investigation is ongoing.”

According to a spokesperson for the fire department, the three who were hospitalized are in a stable condition and the response to the incident is being cut back as an investigation continues to look into the matter.

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