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11 sick after envelope opened at US military base

    1 March, 2018 12:00 AM printer

11 sick after envelope opened at US military base

WASHINGTON: An envelope containing an “unknown substance” was opened at a US base near Washington on Tuesday, leaving 11 people sick, including military personnel, the Marine Corps said, reports AFP.

The envelope, which was received at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall around 3:30 pm (2030 GMT), led to an evacuation of the building, the US Marine Corps said in a statement.

“Shortly after receiving the letter, 11 people started to feel ill,” three of whom were “transported in stable condition for further medical evaluations,” it said.

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