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.READ MORE: Chicagoan David Kronfeld Shares Advice To Career Success In New Book
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.READ MORE: At Least 24 People Wounded, 1 Killed In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
The officers were taken to the hospital for treatment, and have since been released.MORE NEWS: 1 Person In Critical Condition, 8 Displaced After Fire In Aurora
One person who refused police orders to disperse was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor reckless conduct.