Grant County deputies splashed with muriatic acid

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EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) -- The Grant County sheriff's office says two deputies were splashed with muriatic acid as they were arresting a domestic violence suspect at Soap Lake.

A woman had called for help Thursday night, saying her 38-year-old son hit her in the back of the head with a drinking glass. The man barricaded himself in a shed when deputies arrived and splashed them with a jug of the acid, which is used a stone and tile cleaner.

The deputies were treated and released at a Moses Lake hospital for chemical burns to the face. The suspect was treated at an Ephrata hospital and jailed for investigation of assault.

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