By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago Police officers were taken to the hospital Monday night, after they were sprayed with a chemical irritant while trying to break up a fight in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police said officers responded to a call of a battery in the 300 block of South Springfield Avenue around 7:40 p.m., and when they arrived, they saw a large group of women fighting.

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When officers started to break up the fight, three women started spraying a chemical substance into the crowd, and two officers suffered minor injuries when they spray hit their faces.

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The officers were taken to the hospital for treatment, and have since been released.

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One person who refused police orders to disperse was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor reckless conduct.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff