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Tear-gas letter delivered to US embassy

Published 31/07/2010 | 05:00

TWO men who work for the US embassy in Paris underwent medical tests after handling a suspicious letter yesterday.

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An embassy employee received an envelope sent as registered mail that had no mail inside, but began emitting fumes after the employee opened it, the French police official said.

The central laboratory of the Paris police identified the irritant as tear gas. The embassy, which is always surrounded by layers of security, remained open after the incident.

Irish Independent

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