Norfolk, VA - A Norfolk Police Sergeant was attacked Monday by Dale Bright, who threw a caustic substance in his eyes, and on his face and neck.
According to ABC 13 NewsNow, the Norfolk Police Sergeant was approached this morning about 10:00 AM by Dale Bright, age 51, as he walked to his vehicle from a Dunkin Donuts restaurant. The incident occurred in the 800 block of North Military Highway. Bright, who is from Virginia Beach, approached the Norfolk Police Sergeant, who was not on a call for service, and threw some type of caustic substance in his face.
Bright fled on foot but the injured Norfolk Police Sergeant chased after him, called for back-up, and relayed information on Bright's description and location. Bright was caught and taken into custody in the 5700 block of E. Virginia Beach Blvd. He is currently being held at the Norfolk City Jail without bond on a charge of Malicious Wounding by Means of Caustic Substance.
The injured Norfolk Police Sergeant was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and treated for significant burns to his eyes, face, neck and hands. His injuries are considered to be non-life threatening, and his name has not yet been released. The attack appears to be unprovoked and the investigation is ongoing.
The Norfolk Police Department posted a tweet on their official Twitter page indicating that the injured Sergeant had been released from the hospital later in the afternoon after receiving treatment for the burns all over his body.
Injured Sgt was treated for chemical burns to eyes, face, neck & hands. He was released from SNGH this afternoon. — Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) January 9, 2017
They also sent a tweet advising the detectives would submit the chemical agent used in the attack to the State Lab for determination of exact caustic substance used by the suspect.
Detectives will submit chemical agent used in attack to State Lab for determination of exact caustic substance used by suspect.
— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) January 9, 2017
We send thoughts and prayers to the injured Norfolk Police Sergeant and his family, both blood and blue.
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