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Denver police: 5 officers transported to the hospital after suspect throws insecticide on them

Posted at 8:58 AM, Oct 07, 2019

DENVER — Five Denver police officers were transported to the hospital after a suspect threw insecticide on them Sunday night, the Denver Police Department said in a tweet.

Around 8:15 p.m., the uniformed officers were attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for assault when the attack occurred, according to the tweet.

Denver Police Spokesperson Sonny Jackson didn't know how the male suspect dispersed the insecticide.

The five officers were transported to the hospital to be checked out.

Jackson said their injuries don't appear to be serious.

"It appears they're going to be alright," Jackson said.

Jackson said the suspect was taken into custody. His identity has not been released. It's not clear what other charges the suspect may be facing.

This story was originally published by Robert Garrison on KMGH in Denver.