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'Chemical' Attack Injures 9 in London

Mother, 2 girls reportedly attacked; others came to their aid and were injured

(Newser) - British police said Wednesday they are hunting for a suspect after several people were injured with a corrosive substance in London, the AP reports. The Metropolitan Police force said nine people were hurt after a man threw the substance at a woman and two children in the Clapham area. Detective...

Man Used Fat Suit in Sneak Attack on Ex-Girlfriend
Man Attacked Ex With Acid So
Corrosive It Dissolved Paint

Man Attacked Ex With Acid So Corrosive It Dissolved Paint

Milad Rouf receives 15-year sentence in England

(Newser) - After his girlfriend broke up with him, a British medical student for weeks plotted his revenge. That included making a list of supplies, from a "fat suit," and "black morph suit" to a "wig" and "perfume," per the BBC . Finally, six weeks after the...

'Oh My God, It's Acid': College Student Attacked Outside Home

Man rushed up behind Nafiah Ikram in Long Island, hurling substance in her face

(Newser) - A Long Island college student is recovering from a horrific acid attack in front of her home that left her with severe injuries. The assault took place March 17 as Nafiah Ikram, a 21-year-old junior at Hofstra University, arrived home in Elmont after work. Ikram says she saw a man...

An Argument About Immigrants, Then Acid to the Face

Suspect arrested in Milwaukee acid attack

(Newser) - Mahud Villalaz was on his way into a Milwaukee restaurant for dinner Friday night when a man approached him and accused him of parking illegally—then, according to Villalaz, accused him of being in the country illegally. Villalaz, 42, moved his truck, but when he returned to the restaurant the...

FBI Ups Its Efforts to Find 'Highly Intelligent' Fugitive

Donna Borup, accused of '81 acid attack on cop, has been on the lam for almost 40 years

(Newser) - The FBI is intensifying efforts to locate a woman accused of blinding a police officer with acid in 1981, offering up to $100,000 for information leading to her arrest. Donna Borup was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization, a group calling for the violent overthrow of the...

Boy in Stroller Targeted in Acid Attack

Three men have been arrested in the UK

(Newser) - Authorities in the UK have detained three men they say were behind an acid attack on a 3-year-old boy being pushed in a stroller. Per Sky News , Police in Worcester say someone "deliberately" threw a caustic substance in the boy's face and arm while he was with his...

17 Years After Acid Attack, Dr. Phil's Sister-in-Law Dies

Cindi Broaddus was hit by acid thrown from overpass

(Newser) - The sister-in-law of Dr. Phil McGraw has died, 17 years after the act of a malignant stranger changed her life forever. Cindi Broaddus was a sleeping passenger in a car being driven from Oklahoma to San Diego in 2001 when she was hit by a bottle of sulfuric acid somebody...

After Man's Suicide, Ex Accused of His Murder

Prosecutors say she threw sulfuric acid on him, leading him to want to die

(Newser) - In September 2015, Berlinah Wallace, upset that her five-year relationship with Mark van Dongen was ending, allegedly threw sulfuric acid over him as he lay in bed at her apartment in Bristol, England. Fifteen months later, van Dongen, 29—who lost a leg, ear, and eye (as well as most...

Multiple Injuries in Suspected Acid Attack in London

A suspect has been arrested; police are looking for more

(Newser) - 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...

4 Americans Hurt in France Acid Attack Attend Boston College

College says they're fine, 'considering the circumstances'

(Newser) - The four young American women sprayed in the face with acid in a train station in France Sunday morning are Boston College students studying overseas. The women, all juniors, have been identified as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, and Michelle Krug, who are studying in the school's Paris program, and...

Americans Burned in Acid Attack at French Train Station
4 US Tourists Injured
in Acid Attack in France

4 US Tourists Injured in Acid Attack in France

2 of the 4 were hospitalized; police see no link to terrorism

(Newser) - Police say an acid attack on four American tourists in France Sunday morning was not terror-related, ABC News reports. The four women, all in their 20s, were attacked around 11am local time while waiting to board a train to Paris at Marseille's Saint Charles station. Police say the attacker,...

London's Growing Scourge: Acid Thrown in Faces

Two teens arrested in latest attacks, with robbery the suspected motive

(Newser) - Five people were attacked with acid thrown in their faces over a period of 90 minutes in London Thursday night, and now two boys, ages 15 and 16, have been arrested in the attacks. In at least two of the incidents, mopeds were stolen from the victims, and in a...

Teen Acid Attack Survivor Becomes Fashion Week Model

Reshma Quereshi walked the runway for FTL Moda Thursday

(Newser) - Two years ago, Reshma Quereshi was permanently disfigured in an acid attack while walking to school in India. She was only 17. On Thursday, she walked in New York Fashion Week, ABC News reports. According to the Independent , Quereshi was held down by a group of men, including her sister'...

Postal Worker Gets Acid Thrown in Her Face

Assault in Memphis suburb prompts $25K reward

(Newser) - A postal worker was on the job in suburban Memphis Friday afternoon when a man apparently tossed acid on her, the Commercial Appeal reports. She was sitting in her truck at the time, WATN notes, and another Commercial Appeal article says the acid struck her face. Unnamed in media reports,...

3 Afghan Girls Hit With Acid on Way to School

'This is the punishment,' says one attacker

(Newser) - Another grisly reminder of the dangers girls in Afghanistan face for the simple act of going to school. Two men on a motorcycle threw acid on the faces of three girls, ages 16 to 18, as they walked to school today in Herat province, reports CNN . "This is the...

Iran Judge Blinds Man Guilty in Acid Attack

One eye is removed, and the other might go, too

(Newser) - Some rough justice in Iran: Medics removed one eye from a unnamed man who blinded another man in an acid attack, reports the Guardian . And this was relatively lenient: Originally, both eyes were to be removed, but the victim (who was fully blinded) had a last-minute change of heart and...

Bolshoi Dancer Sentenced to 6 Years in Acid Attack

Pavel Dmitrichenko, hit man, driver clearly guilty: judge

(Newser) - Russian dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is headed to prison for six years over an acid attack against Bolshoi Theater artistic director Sergei Filin. The sentence is less than the nine years prosecutors had sought for the dancer known for playing evil roles, the New York Times reports. Dmitrichenko confessed to asking...

Police Round Up 5 in Zanzibar Acid Attack

British teens return home to London for treatment

(Newser) - Police in Zanzibar have rounded up five men for questioning after a pair of British girls were burned in an acid attack and flown back to London, the Telegraph reports. One of the five men is probably a shopkeeper who argued with Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, both 18, before...

2 British Teens Hurt in Acid Attack in Zanzibar

They were volunteering at local school

(Newser) - Two British teenagers were splashed with acid by attackers on a motorcycle as they walked along a street in the African island of Zanzibar, reports Reuters . Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup, both 18, suffered injuries to their face, chest, and hands in the attack last night, but both are out...

Russia Cans Bolshoi Boss Amid Scandal

Anatoly Iksanov offered work at culture ministry

(Newser) - Russia's culture ministry has fired the director general of the scandal-plagued Bolshoi Theater. After a January acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin and amid claims of pimping at the ballet , the country's culture ministry is replacing director general Anatoly Iksanov, the AP reports. Culture minister Vladimir Medinsky...

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