Charges pending in chemical spray assault

Posted at 12:56 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 17:54:44-04

Charges are pending against the 20-year-old man who assaulted another man with a chemical spray at Towson Town Center Tuesday night. 

Baltimore County Police said the man's name will be released once he is formally charged. 

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The victim told police the man, whom he identified as a friend, confronted him on the third floor of the mall and pulled out a small canister, spraying him. Police haven't determined whether it was mace or pepper spray. 

Emergency responders evaluated about a half dozen people affected by the spray, including a pregnant woman, who was transported to The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a precaution. 

The man who said he was deliberately sprayed refused treatment. Several other people also refused treatment. 

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