US embassy staf in France 'poisoned' by mail

Three employees of the U.S. embassy in Paris were being treated for suspected poisoning on Friday after opening mail, police said.

US embassy staf in France 'poisoned' by mail

Three employees of the U.S. embassy in Paris were being treated for suspected poisoning on Friday after opening mail, but there was no immediate information on the seriousness of their condition, police said.

A spokesman for France's judicial police said a mobile laboratory had been deployed at the embassy to test for poisonous substances.

He said that, as the incident occurred at a U.S. government building, only U.S. officials were qualified to comment.

A U.S. embassy official said the building had not been evacuated but declined any further comment.

Agencies

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