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Chemical attack fears for Paris after protective suits stolen from hospital


THERE are new fears that Paris could be hit with a chemical attack after ebola-style protective suits were stolen from a code-locked room in a hospital.

The authority for the Paris public hospitals said 12 protective health outfits, used to ward against chemicals and viruses, were missing from a locked room in the city’s Necker hospital complex.

More than 30 protective boots, along with gloves and masks, were also taken.

Six water facilities went under armed guard after the alarm was raised and Paris Water president Célia Blauel confirmed water samples were being analysed, theDaily Mail reported.

Chlorine had been increased in the water to limit the risk of contamination.

“The chlorine level is controlled throughout the network. This allows us — if necessary — to precisely isolate the affected area without disrupting the entire network,” she said.

A formal complaint was filed on Thursday, the same day French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the National Assembly “there may also be a risk of chemical and bacteriological weapons” used by attackers.

“We know and bear in mind that there is a risk of chemical or bacteriological weapons. The macabre imagination of the


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