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Baltimore County store became hazmat scene after alleged assault

Issues involving family or romantic relationships can often be very emotional and lead to heated disputes. A dispute between two women who have kids from the same father reportedly broke out in a Baltimore County Wal-Mart Supercenter last weekend.

Many people get their shopping in on Saturday mornings. For those who were at the store last Saturday morning, their routine, relaxing visit to the discount superstore was interrupted by an alleged assault. In this case, the suspected assault affected the shopping public because the suspect reportedly used some unusual weapons during the incident.

Many assault cases will involve a weapon like a gun or knife, and many times an incident of violence won’t involve a weapon at all. In the recent Wal-Mart incident, the 33-year-old assault suspect allegedly attacked another woman with bleach and ammonia that she got off of the store’s shelves.

Sources report that the combination of those chemicals can lead to health hazards for people near the concoction. Nineteen people from the store reportedly had to get medical attention as a result of the alleged chemical attack.

The suspect is accused of following a woman into the store, getting her on the ground and then pouring the bleach and ammonia on her body. She is charged with two counts of assault, theft and destruction of property. Her alleged actions moved authorities to evacuate and close the store for a couple of hours in order to get the hazardous materials cleaned up.

Baltimore reports indicate that the suspect is in the custody of the Baltimore County Detention Center. The incident is still under investigation. Because this incident occurred in a Wal-Mart store, there is the chance that there is video footage of what really happened.

We will post an update when there are developments in the case.


WBAL Baltimore: “Arrest Made in Walmart Bleach Brawl,” Oct. 9, 2011

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