On Tuesday, an envelope containing an unnamed substance made 11 people sick, including some Marines, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, just a few miles from the Pentagon.
Eleven people reported feeling ill and three were taken to a hospital after an envelope containing an unidentified substance was opened at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington, D.C., officials said. https://t.co/XBiPEoCr2h
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 28, 2018
This is according to Arlington County Fire officials who updated the public through Twitter.
The 11 people fell ill after the letter was opened in the Consolidated Administration Building, which is on base.
A Marine spokesman said the base officials are coordinating with local HAZMAT teams and the FBI.
“Base officials and are coordinating with local HAZMAT teams and FBI,” Maj. Brian Block, a Marine spokesman, said in a statement. https://t.co/qWKglGKqvu
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 28, 2018
No other details were known at this time.