Poisoned sandwich scare in Germany

2013-04-17 14:52

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Berlin - Police in Germany are investigating whether a box of sandwiches contained a poisonous substance, and 20 people who ate them have been hospitalised as a precaution.

The suspicious sandwiches were left on the doorstep of a company in the northwestern town of Vechta on Tuesday with a note saying they were a gift.

Police say 25 employees ate the sandwiches before someone noticed a strange substance on them.

Police spokesperson Klaus Koesterke said on Wednesday that so far none of those hospitalised has shown symptoms of poisoning.

But authorities aren't excluding the possibility of a slow-acting poison and have rushed samples of the sandwiches to a Berlin laboratory for tests.

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