FBI: Air Marshal Attacked With Syringe In Nigeria

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(AP) — The FBI says a U.S. air marshal was attacked with a syringe at a Nigerian airport.

FBI spokesman Christos Sinos said Tuesday that preliminary tests show the syringe did not contain any deadly pathogens. It’s not known what was in the syringe, but Sinos says the tests are “negative for any bad stuff.”

The air marshal was attacked Sunday at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria, a country dealing with an Ebola outbreak.

The unidentified air mashal was taken to a hospital after landing at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport early Monday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted an on-scene screening of the air marshal when the plane landed.

The FBI says none of the testing “has indicated a danger to other passengers.”

Sinos says no arrests have been made.


One Comment on “FBI: Air Marshal Attacked With Syringe In Nigeria”

  1. Just read another piece of data….new to me on this… here’s my comments and the information:

    MULTIPLE MEN approached, and RAN AWAY.

    This was a planned attack, not a joke, and it is CERTAIN these people knew these guys were all Marshals.

    US Air Marshal Attacked With Syringe

    09/09/2014 10:21 AM
    09/09/2014 10:23 AM
    (KPRC) A federal air marshal was taken to a Houston, Texas hospital for tests after he was stabbed with a needle at an airport in Nigeria.

    A group of federal agents in plain clothes were about to walk through security at the Lagos airport Sunday when they were approached by a group of men. Sources said one of them stabbed a needle into an agent’s arm and then they all ran away.

    Sources said the agent pulled the needle out of his body and stored it in a safe container. He boarded the flight that he was scheduled to work and landed at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. He then went to a hospital and doctors tested him for several diseases, including Ebola and HIV.

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