Girls being charged in downtown pepper spray attack in Stamford
STAMFORD-Police are searching downtown looking for as many as five young females believed to have pepper sprayed at least three people.
The first report of someone being pepper sprayed came at 12:50 p.m. when a cosmetics store employee on Atlantic Street complained ed of being maced by five girls.
The girls were reported to have fled down Bank Street.
Then at about 1:20 p.m. two more people reported being maced on Atlantic Street near the Palace Theater.
Police swarmed the area and temporarily closed off Atlantic next at Broad Street while they searched the area.
Suspects were located in a nearby car. Police are working on getting the victims down to the area where the suspects are located so the suspects can either be identified or released.
Three juvenile girls were taken into custody and may be charged with attempted second-degree assault.