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Six People Exposed to Pepper Spray on Metro Bus in Park View

by Tim Regan — July 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm 0


3000 Georgia Avenue, photo via Google Street View(Updated at 5:07 p.m.)
 Six people riding a Metro bus in Park View were treated for exposure to pepper spray around 3:45 p.m. today, say D.C. Fire and EMS officials.

The incident occurred while the bus was stopped near the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Irving Street NW.

According to Metro spokesperson Sherri Ly, a man and a woman began to argue with each other while the bus was stopped. As the female passenger began to leave the bus, the man followed her.

The woman then turned and sprayed the man with pepper spray, catching several others in the line of fire.

Both the woman and the man left the scene before police arrived, says Ly.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson Oscar Mendez says emergency crews treated the victims for minor injuries related to pepper spray exposure near the 3000 block of Georgia Avenue NW.

Three of the victims were children, authorities say.

Image via Google Street View

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