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