All nine victims were taken to the hospital. Detective Superintendent Alexander Castle called the case a “horrible incident”. Castle said the officers’ injuries are considered minor. He added that tests are ongoing to determine what caused the injuries, but “at this stage we believe it is a corrosive substance.”
The attacker fled. Searches are being carried out with the help of a helicopter. The suspect was identified on Thursday (1st) as Abdul Ezedi, 35 years old. The Metropolitan Police said the man was last seen in the Caledonian Road area of north London. The force believes he may have traveled from the north-east of England to carry out the attack and that the man may know the woman who was attacked with the children.
A witness said he tried to wipe the chemical off the woman’s face. In an interview with Sky News, she reported that it was the worst scene she had ever seen. “It was horrible. First, a man took his daughter, a two or three year old girl, out of a white car. He threw her on the ground twice! It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen. The man then threw something at the woman. She was screaming, ‘My eyes! My eyes!'”.