Po­lice don’t see a con­nec­tion in two nox­ious spray at­tacks

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Hamil­ton po­lice say they have found no con­nec­tion be­tween two at­tacks ear­lier in the week in which peo­ple in two lo­ca­tions were sprayed with nox­ious sub­stances.

The sub­stances tem­po­rar­ily left seven peo­ple strug­gling to see and breathe.

The vic­tim in the first at­tack about 6 p.m. Mon­day was a 24-year-old man at a bus stop near Main Street West and Queen Street. He was sprayed in the face with an un­known sub­stance af­ter he chased an­other man who had grabbed a pack­age from him and ran off.

Tuesday, shortly be­fore 5:30 p.m., po­lice were called to Fisher’s Eatery and Sports Lounge on James Street North for a dis­tur­bance. A 20-year-old man was as­saulted and sprayed in the face by two men. Paramedics treated him and five oth­ers. The at­tack­ers had tar­geted the 20-year-old, who isn’t co-op­er­at­ing with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice said. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call Det. Const. Frank Bog­dan at 905-546-3816.

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