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3 US embassy employees treated for poisoning after opening mail

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  1. Richard

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    Three employees of the US embassy in Paris were being treated for poisoning on Friday after opening mail.

    The source from french police was not immediately able to specify the nature of the poisoning or the seriousness of their condition.

    A spokesman for the US embassy was not immediately available for comment.

    More news to follow.

    Source: Reuters
     
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    Sad news.
     
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    Two employees (not 3 as it was reported earlier) of the U.S. Embassy in Paris were examined for suspected poisoning on Friday after opening a suspicious envelope, but preliminary results indicated it was not harmful, the embassy said in a statement.

    "The Embassy confirms that a suspicious envelope was received. Per Embassy security procedures, the two employees who were exposed to it were evaluated by medical professionals and the envelope is being analyzed by a laboratory," the statement said. "Preliminary results indicate that the envelope was not harmful."

    A number of staff members at the US embassy in France have been taken for medical check-ups after receiving a suspect letter, embassy spokesman Paul Patin told reporters at the scene.

    "I can confirm that there was a letter in the mailroom that was deemed suspicious by the handlers. The employees were taken to medical personnel for attention," Patin said outside the embassy in central Paris.

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    French Embassy in Paris.



    Source:Reuters/PA
     
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