Multiple Injuries in Suspected Acid Attack in London

A suspect has been arrested; police are looking for more
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2017 4:33 PM CDT
Multiple Injuries in Suspected Acid Attack in London
Emergency services at Stratford Centre in east London, following a suspected noxious substance attack where six people have been reported injured, Saturday Sept. 23, 2017.   (PA via AP)

Police say at least six people were injured after being sprayed with "a noxious substance" Saturday night at a popular shopping center in London, CNN reports. According to the Telegraph, witnesses are describing it as an acid attack. Witnesses say the situation at the Stratford Shopping Centre started with an argument between a group of people. Police say there were multiple attacks in various locations around the shopping center and adjoining station carried out by a number of men just before 8pm.

Police arrested one man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and are looking for additional suspects. A spokesperson for the London Metropolitan Police says the attack is not being handled as a terror incident, the Guardian reports. A Burger King employee says one of the victims was a homeless man who ran into the restaurant to splash water on his acid-injured face. (More acid attack stories.)

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