11 Hurt in Hong Kong Acid Attack

Fourth similar attack this year, man busted
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2009 7:13 AM CDT
An attacker hurled acid at pedestrians in a crowded Hong Kong shopping district Sunday, injuring eleven people in the neighborhood's fourth acid attack in a year.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Eleven people were injured when a man threw acid at a busy market yesterday in the fourth such attack in the Chinese special administrative region this year. Nine people suffered burns and were treated on site, while two more were taken to the hospital. A 28-year-old man was arrested, CNN reports. There's no proof that he's linked to the three earlier attacks.