A federal marshall who was traveling with a team of other marshalls is in quarantine in Houston after being attacked last night by an unknown assailant wielding a syringe in an unsecured area of the airport terminal at Lagos, Nigeria airport. According to ABC news, US law enforcement officials said they were alarmed at the bizarre unprovoked attack because the assailant was apparently able to inject an unknown substance into the back of one of the air marshal’s arms.
He was met early this morning in Houston by FBI agents and health workers from the centers for disease control. The Air Marshall was immediately put into quarantine amid fears the substance could contain some form of the Ebola virus. An FBI spokesperson said “the victim did not exhibit any signs of illness during the flight and was transported to a hospital upon landing and wasn’t a threat to other passengers.
Though the unknown assailant ran away and could not be located, officials said the needle was secured and brought to the US for testing. Ion Holder, the national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association said that there was no immediate intelligence to confirm if it was a targeted attack, but it was a reminder that international cowards would attempt to take sneaky lethal shots at US honorable men and women.