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(KMOV)—Hazmat crews are investigating a suspicious package delivered to Scott Air Force Base Wednesday morning.
According to a spokesperson at the base, employees broke out with a rash after they opened the package delivered to the mail room.
Crews have closed the mail room and evacuated surrounding buildings as they continue to investigate.
Stay with News 4 as we continue to gather the latest information.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Hope this isn't anything serious.
Strange about the military pickup
as well. S @ F
(KMOV)—Hazmat crews are investigating a suspicious package delivered to Scott Air Force Base Wednesday morning. According to the Scott Air Force Base website, three people have been transported to a hospital with 13 others being decontaminated after a suspicious package was delivered to the mail center in Building 1650. According to a spokesperson at the base, employees broke out with a rash after they opened the package delivered to the mail room. Crews have closed the official mail center to investigate. The Education Center, Bowling Alley, Information Tickets and Tours center as well as the Airman Family Readiness Center have all been evacuated from the surrounding area. Stay with News 4 as we continue to gather the latest information.
Originally posted by Krystian
Anything can cause a rash....how bad of a rash are we talking about? What was in the actual package?
Who was it addressed to? Is it standard for military mail to be pre screened like that? Was the mail attendant prior to delivery affected?
Three people have been taken to a hospital, and emergency responders are decontaminating more than a dozen people at Scott Air Force base after they were exposed to an unknown chemical that smells like sulfur.
As many as four firefighters were overcome by the heat while responding to the incident and were being evaluated for heat-related problems.
At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, emergency responders talking to St. Clair County dispatcher initially said 16 people were going through a decontamination process but later updated that figure to say 25. The base was reporting just 13, according to Capt. Kathleen Ferrero of Scott Air Force Base.
1AsOP Source but updated
Keith Long, a training chief for the Scott Air Force Base fire department, confirmed the "hazardous materials situation" but declined to offer specifics.
Originally posted by KonquestAbySS
It is interesting if you zoom down onto that air force base on google maps satellite view it does say midamerica. I don't know what that means, but whoever had that package transported there did their homework.