By CNN. Eleven people fell ill after a suspicious letter was opened in an administrative building at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday, according to the Arlington County Fire Department.
A law enforcement official said field tests for the letter all came back negative for any harmful substance, but the FBI is transporting it tonight to its lab in Quantico for further analysis.
Of the 11 individuals who felt ill, three were transported to a local hospital and are in a stable condition, a spokesperson for the department said.
“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,” according to Maj. Brian Block, a US Marine Corps spokesperson. (Read more from “11 Ill After Suspicious Letter Arrives at Military Base” HERE)
11 People Fall Ill on Military Base After Opening Suspicious Letter, 3 Taken to Hospital, Reports Say
By The Daily Wire. 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. . .
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The United States Marine Corps noted that “Several Marines are receiving medical care as a result of this incident.”
Base officials are coordinating with local HAZMAT teams and @FBI. 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.
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) February 27, 2018
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is a joint military base that connects Fort Meyer, Fort McNair, Henderson Hall, and provides “installation services and support to Military Members, Civilians, Retirees and their Families with a quality of life commensurate with the quality of their service. On order, provide Base Support to MDW/JFHQ-NCR facilitating deployment of forces for Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities in the NCR.” (Read more from “11 People Fall Ill on Military Base After Opening Suspicious Letter, 3 Taken to Hospital, Reports Say” HERE)