(Decatur, GA) – Three Georgia police officers are reportedly in stable condition after they were apparently sickened by a chemical in a hotel room. The officers were responding to the hotel in Decatur Saturday to check on reports of a dead body inside the room.
The as-of-yet unidentified chemical is suspected in the death of the man The case is not being treated as a homicide. But authorities aren’t clear yet whether his exposure to the unknown chemical was by accident or was a suicide.The hotel’s third floor was evacuated while people in hazmat suits removed the body to send to a lab. The officers were sent to a hospital for treatment.
Authorities declined to identify the victim. He was a resident of the extended stay motel, but police have not determined how long he had lived there.
The DeKalb County medical examiner’s office was on the scene late Saturday afternoon and will perform an autopsy.
(SL) – The U.S. is “locked and loaded” if Syria chooses to use chemical weapons again. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley delivered the promise from President Trump at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council. The council met today over the joint airstrikes launched against targets in Syria last night. Haley insisted that the strikes were a justified and proportionate reaction to a chemical weapons attack attributed to Syria’s government. She also accused Russia of aiding and abetting the Syria regime, enabling it to use chemical weapons with impunity.
Russia’s ambassador blasted the U.S. and its allies for what he called a complete disregard for international law. He raised doubts on whether the reported chemical weapons attack that prompted the airstrikes actually took place. He added that the U.S. is pandering to terrorists who have kept Syria in the grip of chaos for years.
(Washington, DC) – Russia is issuing a warning to the United States following a suspected chemical attack in Syria. In a statement, Russia’s foreign ministry says if the U.S. uses any “military intervention” in Syria, it would be “unacceptable” and lead to the “most serious consequences.”
The statement adds the alleged chemical attack is “fabricated.” The weekend attack killed dozens of people in a rebel-held Damascus suburb in war-torn Syria.
President Trump spread the blame of the alleged attack, singling out Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia and Iran for backing “Animal” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
(Washington, DC) – The U.S. State Department is condemning a suspected chemical attack on Syrian citizens. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the U.S. is “closely following disturbing reports” of the attack in a suburb of Damascus that killed dozens of people.
The State Department hadn’t been able to confirm chemicals were used, but nonetheless called the suspected attack “horrifying.” In a statement, Nauert said reports indicate a “potentially high number of casualties.” She said if the reports are confirmed, it would demand an immediate response from the international community.