The British woman killed after being exposed to a deadly nerve agent must have handled the poison’s container, officials said Monday.
Dawn Sturgess and her partner, Charlie Rowley, were exposed to a “high dose” of the toxin when they picked up something containing the Novichok agent on June 30, said Neil Basu, the Metropolitan police assistant commissioner.
“Their reaction was so severe it resulted in Dawn’s death and Charlie being critically ill. This means they must have got a high dose, and our hypothesis is that they must have handled a container,” Basu said.
The “focus” of counter-terrorism investigators is finding the vessel they handled, he said.
Read more at NY POST.