Woman walking dog in Eugene splashed with acid

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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.”

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