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Letter sickens 11 in hazmat situation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2018 | Victor Morton

Posted on 02/27/2018 3:31:06 PM PST by jazusamo

Almost a dozen people have been injured at a Washington-area military base as a result of a letter that contained a hazardous substance, according to local first-responders.

Hazmat crews rushed to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and were trying to identify the substance Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fort Myer Fire Department’s Twitter account.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 201802; arlington; arlingtonva; fortmeyer; ftmeyer; hazmat; hendersonhall; isolatedincidents; letters; mail; myerhenderson; terrorattack; toxicletters; usmc; usmcheadquarters; virginia
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Terrorism?
1 posted on 02/27/2018 3:31:06 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

ABC News reports they are listed as “stable.”


2 posted on 02/27/2018 3:38:56 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: jazusamo

This is one of those times I hate adblockers. Keep us updated.


3 posted on 02/27/2018 3:39:38 PM PST by Mazey (Missing the soft green hills of Western PA)
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To: jazusamo

Either that or snowflakes, if there’s a real difference.


4 posted on 02/27/2018 3:41:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: PghBaldy; All

CBS reports 3 hospitalized in stable condition also, probably comes from the same source


5 posted on 02/27/2018 3:44:35 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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Letter sickens 11 in hazmat situation at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

6 posted on 02/27/2018 3:51:59 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT; All

Per Fox News:

“The suspicious substance has been bagged by authorities and the FBI is making their way to the scene, officials said.”


7 posted on 02/27/2018 3:54:26 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

This is that CDC guy, Tim Cunningham.


8 posted on 02/27/2018 3:56:23 PM PST by txhurl (The Final Thunderdome: Two Americas enter, One America leaves.)
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To: jazusamo

FBI en route? B.U.M.M.E.R.


9 posted on 02/27/2018 3:58:15 PM PST by txhurl (The Final Thunderdome: Two Americas enter, One America leaves.)
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To: jazusamo

Initial reports said victims had burning sensations in their eyes and on their hands. Sounds like powdered lye or some such.


10 posted on 02/27/2018 4:00:17 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: jazusamo

It could be completely psychosomatic. Or not. However it is highly unlikely that a biological agent is involved, since the patients presented right away. That doesn’t rule out chemical agents though.

The Feds spent billions in counter terrorism funds to equip and train municipal Hazmat teams, National Guard Civil Support Teams and the Laboratory Response Network to be able to quickly identify these substances, post 9/11. But since nothing has gone boom in the last few years the funds dried up, trainers and trained people retired and government lost interest. Much like civil defense in the era of North Korean and soon, Iranian nukes, we have to relearn and rearm, the hard and expensive way.


11 posted on 02/27/2018 4:03:11 PM PST by SargeK
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Yep. I wondered if...

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12 posted on 02/27/2018 4:04:12 PM PST by LucyT
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To: VanShuyten

CS?


13 posted on 02/27/2018 4:04:16 PM PST by Gamecock (The greatest threat to humanity is not "out there" but "in here" in the recesses of the soul. TK)
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To: VanShuyten

Micro pulverized CS does wonders.


14 posted on 02/27/2018 4:04:21 PM PST by SargeK
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To: txhurl

Stranger things have happened, from what I read he seemed upset before he disappeared.


15 posted on 02/27/2018 4:07:57 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: txhurl

Interesting theory, there might be a connection.


16 posted on 02/27/2018 4:08:10 PM PST by Crucial
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To: jazusamo; Crucial

For some reason my neural knot also insists he mailed Don Jr. the cornstarch.


17 posted on 02/27/2018 4:10:59 PM PST by txhurl (The Final Thunderdome: Two Americas enter, One America leaves.)
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Lindsey Mastis ‏Verified account @LindseyMastis 44m44 minutes ago UPDATE on the incident at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall involving a suspicious letter: We're told a Corporal, Gunnery Sergeant, and a Colonel had symptoms including burning hands and face, one person had a nose bleed

UPDATE on the incident at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall involving a suspicious letter: We're told a Corporal, Gunnery Sergeant, and a Colonel had symptoms including burning hands and face, one person had a nose bleed— Lindsey Mastis (@LindseyMastis) February 27, 2018


18 posted on 02/27/2018 4:11:48 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: jazusamo

Prayers up.


19 posted on 02/27/2018 4:17:40 PM PST by rdl6989
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Ping


20 posted on 02/27/2018 4:18:55 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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