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Philadelphia suburb's stolen car contained nuclear medical waste

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, 10:54 p.m.
 

DARBY — Authorities are searching for a medical services vehicle stolen in suburban Philadelphia that has radioactive medical waste inside.

The gun-point carjacking happened Friday afternoon in Darby. The white 2014 Toyota Matrix has the words “Cardinal Health Nuclear” on it.

Darby Borough police Chief Robert Smythe said the car was carrying a container holding six syringes that contained spent radioactive medicine. The medicine is used in diagnostic imaging.

Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan said investigators don't think the medical waste is harmful any longer, but that officials would like to inspect the syringes to ensure everything is safe.

In a statement, Cardinal Health said there is no risk to the public.

Police believe the suspects mistakenly thought the car contained narcotics.

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