Acid Attack Injures Two

Suspect in custody

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    Stories like this often emanate from war-torn and oppressed parts of the world. This, however, is Chicago.

    Two people were hospitalized Tuesday after an attacker splashed them with acid on the Southwest Side.

    Just after 7 a.m., a city worker with the Department of Streets & Sanitation reported a battery victim near Strohacker Park, just half a mile east of Midway Airport, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Richard Rosado.

    A man reportedly threw acid at a 39-year-old woman, who was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A second victim was taken to Holy Cross Hospital.

    Both suffered burns and are in serious to critical condition, reports the Sun-Times.

    A suspect is under arrest, said police.

    These acid attack reports confound us. While dreadful, there seem to be more obvious choices of weapon when attacking someone. Who is getting it in their head to attack with acid, and where are they getting it from?

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.