Russian ex-spy and daughter poisoned with nerve agent, police say


British police say a Russian ex-spy and his daughter, who are now for their lives in an English hospital, were attacked with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt. (March 7)

British police said Wednesday that they believe a Russian former spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent.

Metropolitan Police counterterrorism chief Mark Rowley said the attack on Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, on Sunday is being treated as attempted murder.

He said police think the pair were specifically targeted. They are both in critical condition in intensive care, London’s Metropolitan Police said.  A police officer who initially responded to the situation is also in intensive care after being exposed to the substance. 

Metropolitan Police said scientific tests by government experts have identified the specific nerve agent used, which will help identify the source. “But at this stage in a fast-paced ongoing investigation we will

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