Jan 10, 2010 7:46 AM by Associated Press

Police make arrest in acid attack; 30 injured

Police in Hong Kong say a man is under arrest after the latest in a series of acid attacks to hit the city since December 2008.

The man was taken into custody early Sunday after two bottles of corrosive liquid were hurled into a crowd at a famous tourist spot.

The attack late Saturday near Temple Street injured at least 30 people, including children and tourists. They were all treated at local hospitals and released following the attack in a densely populated district known for its outdoor shops and restaurants.

A police spokesman says the suspect, described as a Chinese man in his 30s, was arrested after authorities found him on the roof of a nearby building along with caps to the bottles believed to have been used in the attack.

Police declined to say whether they suspect he committed the assault.




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