Watch: 'Treated as attempted murder by administration of nerve agent' – UK police deliver chilling update on Russian spy poisoning



Associated Press

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

British police told reporters that the substance which left a former Russian spy and his daughter critically ill in a British hospital was "a nerve agent."
Source: Associated Press

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

He says police believe they were specifically targeted.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain critically ill after being found unconscious in Salisbury this week.
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They are in critical condition in a hospital.

Rowley says a police officer who treated them when they collapsed in Salisbury on Sunday is also in serious condition.

Chief medical officer Sally Davies said the poisoning posed a "low risk" to the general public.

Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, 33, were found collapsed outside a British restaurant in Salisbury and are now in a critical condition.
Source: Associated Press

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