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The soldier who was arrested for taking an armored personnel carrier on a slow-speed police chase through Virginia has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on two charges, according to The Richmond-Times Dispatch.

Joshua Phillip Yabut, 30, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle — in this case, a 12-ton APC taken from Fort Pickett in June 2018 — and violating the terms of his bond, which stemmed from a trip to Iraq he took in March 2019 (which was not a military deployment).

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Navy officials have identified Seaman Juan Gerardo Medina-Reynaga as the sailor shot and killed by security personnel following a high-speed car chase at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia.

Medina-Reynaga, 25, served as an aviation boatswain's mate (fuels) airman aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, a Navy Region Mid-Atlantic news release says. He joined the Navy in 2015 and had previously served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

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The scene outside the Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia on Wednesday after emergency responders were called for a strong odor. (YouTube screenshot via The Charlotte Observor)

The "overwhelming" odor that prompted a Veterans Administration health center in Virginia to be evacuated Wednesday afternoon turned out to just be a very pungent sample of urine, reports the Daily Press.

It was so strong that a Hampton police HAZMAT team was called, streets were blocked off, and at least two people who came in contact with the urine had to be "assessed" at a nearby hospital, said the newspaper.

Hampton is on the Virginia coast, about 80 miles southeast of Richmond.

The smell began permeating the Hampton VA Medical Center around 2:16 p.m. Wednesday, starting on the first floor and then drifting to upper levels, reported WTKR.com.

VA officials later revealed the smell emanated "from a urine sample that a veteran (had) dropped off," according to 13News.

The station reports the smell was "chemical-like" and 50 people "were affected by it," including the two employees who were hospitalized.

Video of the scene shows multiple fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles filling a nearby road, as media helicopters fly over.

WTKR reports the unidentified veteran's urine sample was taken to a lab in Richmond for further study.

The evacuation was in place from 2:30 p.m. unti 7 p.m. and involved more than 120 patients and staff members, reported WAVY.

John Rogers with the Hampton VA told the station "it's still unclear what may have been mixed with the urine, if anything" to cause the odor.

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Joshua Phillip Yabut, the National Guard first lieutenant accused of leading police on a lengthy chase through Richmond, Virginia in June, in a, well, let’s say “liberated” APC, was deemed competent to stand trial after a two-and-a-half month evaluation, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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