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Crime Soldier pleads to detonating chemical weapon near base

07:00  13 june  2018
07:00  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Watchdog: Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria in March 2017

  Watchdog: Sarin, chlorine likely used in Syria in March 2017 <p>The global chemical weapons watchdog says the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were "very likely" used as weapons in two attacks in central Syria in late March 2017.</p>The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Wednesday that its Fact-Finding Mission probing alleged attacks in Syria found that "sarin was very likely used as a chemical weapon" in the south of Latamneh in Hama province on March 24 and that chlorine was very likely used a day later at and near Latamneh Hospital.

A Louisiana soldier was indicted Monday for manufacturing and detonating a “highly toxic” chemical weapon , federal authorities said. Taylor was also indicted in September on a federal child pornography possession charge. He pleaded not guilty in that case.

An American soldier is accused of crafting and detonating a chemical weapon outside of his Army base . On April 12 he allegedly detonated a chlorine bomb near the Fort Polk Army base in Louisiana.

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A soldier has pleaded guilty to making and detonating explosives that released chlorine gas in a forest near an Army base in Louisiana last year.

U.S. Attorney David Joseph's office says 24-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor, of New Llano, faces a maximum sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to producing, possessing and using a chemical weapon.

Authorities said Taylor set off explosives that released toxic gas into the air in Kisatchie National Forest, adjacent to Fort Polk, on April 12, 2017.

A court filing says a military police investigator felt his skin burning while collecting samples at the blast site. The filing says the investigator was permanently injured and must be medically discharged from the military.

A federal judge is scheduled to sentence Taylor on Sept. 12.

Man accidentally shot by FBI agent's weapon said he believed it was an 'idiot' with 'a firecracker' .
The man in Colorado who was hit with a stray bullet fired inadvertently from an off-duty FBI agent’s weapon has recalled the moment he realized he’d been shot at a nightclub over the weekend. Thomas Reddington, 24, remembered hearing “a loud bang” and thinking a firecracker had gone off, he said during an interview with ABC. That is, however, he said until he realized his leg was bleeding.PATRON SHOT BY FBI AGENT AT COLORADO NIGHTCLUB TO RECEIVE FREE DRINKS ‘FOREVER’"I heard a loud bang and I thought, oh some idiot set off a firecracker," Reddington said during the interview.

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