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    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL (KTVI-FOX2now.com)— Update from Scott AFB: Any personnel who visited the Post Office today and are exhibiting any abnormal symptoms or skin reactions, report to the corner of Martin and Ward in front of Pronto's Pizza.

    A suspicious package found at the Scott Air Force Base post office has sparked a hazmat situation. Authorities on the base say the package in the mail building when three people were taken to an area hospital. 13 others will need to be decontaminated. The base is on standby.

    Officials say the mail building along with four to five other building have been closed and evacuated. The education building, bowling alley and two other buildings are closed. A Scott AFB spokesperson said it was unclear if the package was leaking anything or if it was explosive in nature.

    Loud speakers on the base are currently sending a warning to personnel on the base to stay clear of the base post office and west side of the base.

    Metro is running its normal schedule and not impacted currently. A nearby elementary school is not in session and is not affected.

    The O’Fallon, IL Fire Protection District is on stand-by in case extra assistance is needed.
    http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-haz...,7251476.story

    Family and I are fine, no skin issues. Will post more as I hear about it.

    Edit: On a side note,a lot of the footage they use in the video is of my work place, which ironically would have absolutely nothing to do with this situation. The person their interviewing is a Reserve Weather Forecaster, whose also the weatherman for their channel.
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    good to hear you're alright
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    I'm glad that you and yours are okay.


    Still, it's got to be pretty scary, especially in light of the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    I'm glad that you and yours are okay.


    Still, it's got to be pretty scary, especially in light of the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.
    *shrugs* It's more annoying then anything else. I was expecting a package today. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    *shrugs* It's more annoying then anything else. I was expecting a package today. :p
    :eek::eek: just watch for the white powdery stuff :D:D:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-haz...,7251476.story

    Family and I are fine, no skin issues. Will post more as I hear about it.

    Edit: On a side note,a lot of the footage they use in the video is of my work place, which ironically would have absolutely nothing to do with this situation. The person their interviewing is a Reserve Weather Forecaster, whose also the weatherman for their channel.
    Glad to hear that you and the family are OK. Brings back memories with the mention of Pronto Pizza. They had a couple of small IT product shows in the small area in that building. Do they still give stamps each time you buy a piece of pizza or sandwich there? I think I threw out the partially punched card I had when I left my company. Should have thought to give it to you.

    Isn't that part of the base fairly close to your quarters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Glad to hear that you and the family are OK. Brings back memories with the mention of Pronto Pizza. They had a couple of small IT product shows in the small area in that building. Do they still give stamps each time you buy a piece of pizza or sandwich there? I think I threw out the partially punched card I had when I left my company. Should have thought to give it to you.

    Isn't that part of the base fairly close to your quarters?
    It's roughly a mile and a half from my home. About a quarter of a mile from where I work.

    There still seems to be little info about what the package was. I'll probably find out next time I go to work, but I don't know if i'll be able to say.
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    I'm glad to you hear you and yours okay. Seriously though, what are you supposed to do after you are dismissed for the day with no freaking bowling alley?
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    I am glad you are ok, Ody. I hope you and your family stay that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    It's roughly a mile and a half from my home. About a quarter of a mile from where I work.

    There still seems to be little info about what the package was. I'll probably find out next time I go to work, but I don't know if i'll be able to say.
    The guy being interviewed said he probably would able to give limited info. That's way too close to your home. I hope they dial up their security.

    BTW, Scott made Fox News tonight.
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