Former Russian Spy Poisoned by Nerve Agent, British Police Say


Some of the emergency workers who went to the scene in Salisbury, England, where the victims were found also took ill, and one police officer is in a serious condition in the hospital.

Steve Parsons/Press Association, via Associated Press

LONDON — A former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent in England this week, the British authorities said on Wednesday, heightening suspicions that the episode was an assassination attempt by a national government, amid rampant speculation that Russia was responsible.

The development forces the British government to confront the possibility that once again, an attack on British soil was carried out by the…

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