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Suspicious package at U.S. military base sends 3 to hospital

AFP [1]
August 31, 2011

Three service members who handled a suspicious package that was sent to an Illinois air force base were taken to hospital Wednesday after developing rashes, officials said.

They were all released after a brief medical exam, a spokesman for the Scott Air Force Base said.

“They were just experiencing some skin irritation,” Lieutenant Benjamin Garland told AFP.

The military mail center and adjacent buildings were immediately evacuated after the package was discovered around 9:30 am (14:30 GMT)

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