Protective suits stolen from Paris hospital, raising fears of chemical attack
Outside the 'Casa Nostra' restaurant in Paris, on Nov. 22, 2015. (Laurent Cipriani / AP)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, November 23, 2015 7:03AM EST
PARIS -- The authority for the Paris public hospitals says a number of protective health outfits, similar to those worn by people dealing with the Ebola virus, are missing from a locked room in a city hospital.
A formal complaint was filed on Thursday, the same day Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the National Assembly "there may also be a risk of chemical and bacteriological weapons" used by attackers.
The city has been on alert since 130 people were killed in attacks on Nov. 13.
The Paris public hospital authority said Sunday a "limited number" of suits were missing but wouldn't confirm media reports saying a dozen hermetic protective overalls, three dozen pairs of special boots resistant to chemical agents, gloves and anti-bacterial masks have disappeared.