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Four people taken to hospital after 'white powder' incident

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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Four people taken to hospital after 'white powder' incident


www.presstv.com

Four people, including a fire-rescue worker, were taken to a local hospital Tuesday morning following a suspicious 'white powder' incident at the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office Initial testing of the powder was "inconclusive", according to Allan Ortman, emergency manager for the City of West Palm Beach.

"The colors didn't change the way they normally do, so there was a little bit of concern," said Ortman, adding that there's no direct threat to other people.

The powder has been sent to an FBI lab for further testing, and it could be identified within the nex
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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This part of the article raised my red flag...




"Scott, who noted that it is "rare" for anyone to be transported to a hospital as a result of such an incident, said the fire-rescue worker was taken to Good Samaritan for possible "cardiac issue". sun-sentinel.com"
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If they are sealing off the area, waiting for the FBI to test the powder because they are not sure what it is, then why are they transporting victims to hospitals?

They themselves don't know what they are dealing with, but they are willing to risk the general population?



www.presstv.com
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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They test On site for anthrax etc etc or any harmful substance so it is a general precaution to take the people involved to hospital. However im sure they have put a cordon round the area of the potential hazard im sure everything will be fine be nice to find out what it is though.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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A typical reply.....




Ortman added that the fire-rescue and mail room workers' symptoms could be psychosomatic. sun-sentinel.com


It's all in your head go back to work. Take two aspirin and call me in the morning, meanwhile, they infect everyone else. Can't believe they even said that statement.

But all 3 of them felt lightheaded. Obviously, something was in the powder.

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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I bet if the police put their tester vial thingy, it turns blue.


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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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Here's some additional information from the thread I started this morning on this topic.

Initial reports say it wasn't hazardous, but the FBI is investigating.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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I don't think they have to worry about them "infecting" people unless they had excess amounts of the powder to expose. Unlikely it was something contagious and feeling "lightheaded" is the most likely psychosomatic response. It would have to be something incredibly wicked to warrant quarantining the people. I think they took them to the hospital anyway. If anything I think the government usually over reacts in these situations.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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it was probably talc



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Any news yet on what the powder was, where it came from or who it was to?



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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From what I can tell, the FBI have taken over the investigation and have asked that all correspondence go through them.


On a side note, that was the second incident that day of white powder. The other was at the Navy Seals Museum in Miami.
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