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UK Police Officer Given All-Clear After Nerve Agent Scare

UK Police Officer Given All-Clear After Nerve Agent Scare
(AFP)

By    |   Saturday, 07 July 2018 06:35 PM

A U.K. police officer was hospitalized Saturday in connection with the nerve agent incident in Amesbury, England, but was released and given the all-clear after being checked out, according to news reports.

"The individual is now being taken to Salisbury District Hospital which has the ability to carry out the appropriate specialist tests," a hospital official told the news outlet. "Salisbury District Hospital has seen a number of members of the public who have come to the hospital with health concerns since this incident started and none have required any treatment."

"We would like to reiterate the advice from Public Health England that the risk to the wider public remains low," the spokesperson added.

The news comes three days after a British couple was poisoned with the same nerve agent as the ex-Russian spy and his daughter in March. The pair were hospitalized after being found unwell just miles away from Salisbury where ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked in March.

Britain has accused Russia of poisoning the Skripals with Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military during the Cold War, but has not blamed Moscow of deliberately targeting the latest victims. The incident marked the first known offensive use of such a chemical weapon on European soil since World War II.

Novichok can be dispersed as a vapor, liquid or powder and can take minutes or hours to act if absorbed through the skin.

Police are investigating in Amesbury and Salisbury to find the source of the contamination.

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