EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her dog walking in Eugene, were injured after a person “splashed and burned” them with “an unknown acid substance.”
KOIN reports the incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday when the woman was walking her dog.
The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The suspect, who fled the scene, was described as a white male between the age of 17 and 20, with dirty blond hair.
The suspect was last seen wearing a black surgical face mask, jeans, black boots and a black hoodie.
Police say that based on the investigation, thus far, “it is believed this assault could be related to the victim’s ethnicity.”