- Feb 16, 2012
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- Libertarian - Left
Airport tests positive for 'VX nerve gas'
A Postal Service mail sorting facility at New York's JFK International Airport has been quarantined today after a suspicious package tested positive for VX nerve gas.
Two Customs agents were sicked Sunday morning after inhaling the strange odor coming from the package, which unconfirmed reports indicate was shipped to the United States from China. Authorities say it is unlikely that the substance in the package is actually the deadly chemical weapon, but they are taking no chances.
VX nerve gas at JFK airport: 2 customs agents sicked after exposure to suspicious package | Mail Online
Another source: Suspected lethal nerve agent discovered at JFK Airport mail facility; two customs agents given emergency treatment - NYPOST.com
From China, eh? Nothing like chemical warfare through the mail…
I hope this isn't one of those stories that we don't get to hear or read all the grizzly details. I also hope that the two people sickened recover.