A sample of the deadly Anthrax virus was stolen yesterday from the Science Gallery in Dublin.
The stolen Anthrax Bacillus is the same viral agent used by bioterrorists in the US in the 2001 attacks, which caused panic around the world. It was being exhibited as part of an exhibition called "Infectious" at Dublin's Science Gallery and shockingly the public were allowed unrestricted access to the deadly spores.
A spokesperson for the gallery claimed "The sample was absolutely safe. It was a microscope slide and the public are not at risk". However Anthrax spores are notoriously hard to kill and experts have expressed concern.
The Science Gallery has been sealed off while the crime is investigated and people in biohazard suits have been observed entering the space.