11 People Fall Ill On Military Base After Opening Suspicious Letter, 3 Taken To Hospital

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On Tuesday, 11 people reportedly fell ill after being in the vicinity of a suspicious letter that was opened at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia.

CNN is reporting that at least three people have been transported to a local hospital after experiencing symptoms ranging from burning hands to bloody noses.

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

“Base officials and are coordinating with local HAZMAT teams and FBI,” Block continued. “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.” – READ MORE

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