US embassy employees poisoned by mail: French police

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

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2010, 18:26 PM IST

Paris: Three employees of the US embassy in Paris were being treated for 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 US government building, only US officials were qualified to comment.
A US embassy official said the building had not been evacuated but declined any further comment.

Bureau report