Agents with the FBI and NCIS are investigating a hazmat incident that occurred at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall — called Fort Meyer — nearby the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.
The incident started with an opened envelope.
Eleven Marines were affected. Three were transported for treatment.
ABC News has more:
Three Marines were transported for treatment with non-life threatening conditions, the official said, and eight others who had symptoms ranging from itching to nasal irritation were being assessed.
The three Marines were treated and released early Wednesday.
After the envelope containing the unknown substance was opened at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, the official said, personnel in the building immediately evacuated the building.
The FBI was taking the envelope and suspicious substance to its Quantico lab for testing, a law enforcement said.
Local fire department hazmat teams responded to the scene within minutes.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is the name for the Army and Marine base commonly-known as Fort Myer, home to the Old Guard honor guard unit, and Henderson Hall, where Marines are stationed.
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