NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Norfolk police officer suffered significant injuries when a man threw a caustic substance in the officer's face.
Police say the sergeant exited a Dunkin Donuts and was walking to his patrol car shortly before 10 a.m. Monday when 51-year-old Dale Patrick Bright of Virginia Beach approached and threw an unknown substance into his face before running away.
Police say the injured officer chased Bright and called for help. Bright was taken into custody shortly afterward.
Police say the officer suffered injuries to his eyes, face, neck and hands. Police say the injuries don't appear to be life threatening.
Bright is being held without bond. An attorney was not listed for him on the Norfolk jail's website and officials there did not answer phone calls Monday.