Couple Attacked With Acid

ATLANTA (AP) _ A couple was hospitalized after someone broke into their Atlanta apartment and threw acid on them.

The attack happened early yesterday when someone kicked in the door to the couple's southwest Atlanta apartment. And police believe it was not random but that one or both of the victims were targeted.

Atlanta Fire Chief Harold Miller says the two have significant chemical burns over a large portion of their bodies.

Atlanta police spokesman Eric Schwartz says the man was also hit on the head during the attack.

The couple, a 28-year-old man and 26-year-old woman, were brought to Grady Memorial Hospital's burn unit, where police say they were in stable condition.

Firefighters in hazmat suits found a one-quart plastic jug they think was used to carry the acid, which authorities say was commercial-grade acid. The entire building was briefly evacuated, but other tenants were later allowed to return to their homes.

Samples have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab for analysis.


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