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Facebook headquarters evacuated after chemical nerve agent “Sarin” detected in mail room

Fox Carolina   MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail processing warehouse has been evacuated as Silicon Valley officials try to determine what caused a bag of mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail going through routine processing tested positive for sarin. He said authorities are ...

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Couple arrested in biological weapons plot appear in court; raid found biological WMD components, explosives

The Local   A Tunisian man and his German wife went on trial Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin. Sief Allah H., 30, and his wife Yasmin, 43, were arrested a year ago by an anti-terrorist squad that found 84 milligrams of the toxin in their Cologne apartment. The arrests ...

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DHS & Pentagon consider classifying Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Hazardous Materials team called to investigate substance found in vacuum bag

  KomoNews     SEATTLE – A mystery substance in a vacuum sealed bag sparked a hazardous materials response and the evacuation of a bio lab building Thursday in the University District. The substance was later found to be non-hazardous brewer’s yeast. A hazmat team from the Seattle Fire Department initially responded to the scene, the Sound BioLab building near 47th Street ...

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Law Enforcement Officer Self Administers Narcan; Haz-Mat Response

WSPA 7   WILLIAMSTON, SC (WSPA) – A Williamston Police officer was taken to the hospital after giving himself Narcan after falling ill taking a suspect to jail. According to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, two officers had gone to a residence to serve an arrest warrant for operating a drug house. One officer was transporting the suspect when he became ill ...

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Kromek Secures Contract to Create Vehicle Mounted Biological Weapon Detection Equipment

ChronicleLive Radiation detection pioneer Kromek is developing a piece of tech to protect the public against biological attacks as part of a new US contract.   The Sedgefield firm is already working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), which is part of the US Department of Defense, to supply handheld ‘dirty bomb’ detectors.     But this deal – ...

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Plot to carry out biological attack using RICIN is foiled in Germany – Daily Mail

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Bogota bombing kills 3

  HMN-A blast at a Bogota shopping center kills 3 according to ABC news.   A homemade bomb placed in a women’s bathroom rocked one of the busiest shopping centers in Colombia’s capital Saturday, killing three people, including a French woman, and wounding nine others. Witnesses told of being evacuated from movie theaters and stores after the blast at the ...

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Nerve Agents Part II: Response Considerations

NERVE AGENTS PART 2: Response Considerations David Millstein, May 2017 If you recall from the first part of this article we focused on VX, a particularly hazardous WMD nerve agent. Although designed for use in military operations, nerve agent use has been on the decline for decades, but through clandestine synthesis, theft, or military use, they should remain (or be ...

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Fannin County Sheriff: Man’s car tests positive for ricin

Car tests positive for Ricin According to Fox%: FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. – Startling details are emerging out of Fannin County as the sheriff said a resident there ended up at an area hospital claiming to have come in contact with the deadly substance Ricin. William Christopher Gibbs, 27, drove himself to the hospital last week claiming he had Ricin on his ...

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