Hazmat team combs raided apartment in Niagara Falls after FBI agents get sick


A Niagara County hazmat team and police from at least two agencies swarmed a unit at the Packard Court Apartments in Niagara Falls Wednesday after several members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force got sick in the wake of a Dec. 14 raid that resulted in the arrest of the occupant for possessing drugs, firearms and improvised explosives.

Niagara County sheriff’s deputies and Niagara Falls police officers were on the scene on Pine Avenue, along with FBI Special-Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert, as hazardous materials investigators probed the apartment for any signs of what caused the mysterious respiratory ailments.

Officials took samples and conducted initial tests that will be examined by the Niagara County Health Department, but won’t have results right away and haven’t drawn any conclusions yet.

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Source:The Buffalo News