Eleven People Hospitalized After Envelope Containing Strange Substance Sent To Marine Base

A suspicious substance was sent to a Marine base in Arlington, Virginia on Tuesday which sickened eleven people and sent them to the hospital. A Hazmat team was sent to investigate.

NBC News reported:

Substance in envelope sickens 11 at Marine base in Virginia

Eleven people reported feeling ill and three were taken to a hospital Tuesday after an envelope containing an unidentified substance was opened at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in suburban Washington, D.C., officials said.

The fire department in Arlington, Virginia, where the facility is located, said the three hospitalized victims were stable but that their conditions weren’t immediately available.

A gunnery sergeant opened the envelope, which was received at about 4 p.m. ET, the base said Tuesday night. People who were exposed reported symptoms including itchy hands and faces and bloody noses, a Marine official told NBC News. The building was evacuated immediately.

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