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Fumes Sicken Six in NY Subway; Not Terror-Related

Six New York transit workers were overcome by fumes in the city’s subway system on Wednesday in an incident that briefly spooked financial markets before officials said the exposure was not related to terrorism. Emergency crews responded to reports of an odor on a subway track just after 11 a.m. EST, the day before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday and while New York remained on the highest possible security alert since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “There were negative results on anything radiological. No foul play is suspected,” said John Odermatt, head of New York’s Office of Emergency Management. “Six transit workers were being treated after being exposed to fumes.” New York’s three major stock indexes dipped slightly as rumors swirled in markets for about an hour that the incident could be related to terrorism before recovering once city officials offered words of reassurance. Full Story

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