20:05 3 November
Milwaukee man suffers acid burns to his face in alleged racist attack
Milwaukee man suffers acid burns to his Milwaukee
Milwaukee, United States Of America
Milwaukee -- In an alleged racist attack, Milwaukee man suffers from acid burns to his head. The suspected incident took place around 8:25 p.m. on Friday.
Authorities believe a suspect white male poured battery acid on a 42-year-old man who was said to be a Peruvian immigrant by a family member. Based on the most recent police, the victim's sister and NBC affiliate WTMJ in Milwaukee, a Peruvian immigrant living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, suffered acid burns on his head in an alleged racist assault.
"When the fight deteriorated and the defendant threw acid on the victim causing 2nd degree burns, an unidentified attacker began a verbal altercation with the 42-year-old male victim," Milwaukee police stated that in a statement Saturday.
Investigators are looking for a perpetrator white male who was last seen carrying a black satchel and a battery acid-filled silver aluminum container, the statement said. WTMJ confirmed that when he threw the acid, the victim and witnesses said that the suspect shouted "go back to your country."