UK: Police idenitfy Novichok nerve agent in Amesbury incident

UK authorities announced on Thursday that the couple found poisoned in Amesbury a day earlier are being treated for exposure to the nerve agent Novichok. COBRA officials are also due to arrive at Downing Street in London to hold an emergency meeting on the incident, which is being investigated by counter-terrorism officers. «Everyone is extremely surprised and I guess scared. When you live in... Еще the area and these incidents are coming closer and closer to you, it's a very worrying thing to happen and it makes you wonder how these things can happen and where the substances come from,» an Amesbury resident said of the news. The couple were found unconscious and in critical condition at an address in Muggleton Road, Amesbury, on Wednesday, and were taken to a hospital in nearby Salisbury. A «major incident» was declared by police. The footage, filmed in Amesbury on Thursday, shows a number of locations, cordoned off and patrolled by police, including the couple's house as well as a church and a pharmacy, believed to be places the couple visited.

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