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Nerve Agent found in Russell Office Building in DC per CNN

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posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:09 PM
Alarm went off and held people in a Garage to test for nerve agent. Don't want to contaminate others.

Links should be coming in soon.

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:17 PM

Senate office building evacuated

A U.S. Senate office building was evacuated after a sensor detected the presence of a possible nerve agent, sources said.

However, a second test came back negative.

Eight senators and more than 200 staffers were evacuated after alarms sounded at 7 p.m. in the attic of the Russell Senate Office Building, located just north of the Capitol, Senate aides said.

They have been quarantined in an underground parking garage next to the building, said Eileen McMenamin, a spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain.

McMenamin said police have ordered those evacuated to remain in the parking lot until additional tests are complete.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, "Nerve agents are the most toxic of the known chemical warfare agents."

No news of deaths so it may be a false positive.

Sure to put sheeple back on their toes though...

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:26 PM

Senate building evacuated after powder found

WASHINGTON - A Capitol office building was evacuated Wednesday night on a hazardous substance alert after police discovered a suspicious powder in its attic, authorities said.

The Homeland Security Department was investigating the alarm, but a senior counterterror official said it did not immediately appear to be an emergency.

Hazardous material teams were headed to the Russell Senate Office Building. U.S. Capitol Police were leading the response.

Now MSNBC is saying a powder was found.

Was it near Kennedys office???

[edit on 8-2-2006 by ArchAngel]

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:31 PM
cnn is saying four senators are in the parking garage with about 200 office staffers. they do not know what this is yet.

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:34 PM
live: police are talking on cnn right now

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:36 PM
1st and 2nd text negitive but waiting a 3rd,

The 1st indicated a possible nerve agent

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:41 PM
Apparently there are built in sensors in the buildings AC system to detect chemical agents, etc. and the sensor was set off by something. A further test was done which came up negative and now there are samples from something, maybe and air filter, which are currently at a lab being tested.

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 07:46 PM
Sky news just reported all 3 tests negative.

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:06 PM
its all clear now and everyone is allowed to leave.

posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:22 PM
Possibly more info is available in this closed thread:

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