Men hospitalised in bleach attack outside Washington DC gay bar

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Two men have been doused with bleach as they left a gay bar in Washington DC.

The customers of the bar Trade, were hospitalised after the attack which took place on Wednesday.

A police report of the incident states that the two victims were stood outside the bar when they were doused in bleach from a second floor window of another bar, Black Whiskey, which is in the same building.

Men hospitalised in bleach attack outside Washington DC gay bar

According to the report, the men had been in a verbal exchange with the suspect before he threw a bottle of bleach out of the window.

It reads: “Complainant 1, Complainant 2, and Witness 1 report that after getting in a verbal dispute with two subjects in front of the Black Whiskey and Trade nightclubs, Suspect 1 threw a bottle of bleach out of a second floor window of the Black Whiskey.

“The bleach covered Complainant 1 and Complainant 2 and got into their eyes,” the report says. “Suspect 1 then fled this scene, exiting the Black Whiskey from a rear door,” the report adds.

DC Fire and Emergency Medial Services attend the scene and the two men were taken to the Howard University Hospital, according to the report.

One witness told the Washington Blade that a jug of bleach was thrown out of the window with no cap on it.

It landed with a crash and went on the men’s bodies and in their eyes, said the witness, Zach Link, to the Washington Blade.

Link said that he thinks the bottle couldn’t have fallen accidentally as an awning outside Trade would have prevented it from landing on the sidewalk.

The police report states that the incident is being treated as an assault with a deadly weapon, and identifies the victims only as residents of Ford Leonard Wood, a US Army Facility in Missouri.

The incident took place at 00:40 on Wednesday 21 June.