Five Denver police officers hit with insecticide hospitalized after trying to arrest assault suspect

Five Denver police officers hit with insecticide hospitalized after trying to arrest assault suspect

An assault suspect facing arrest by Denver police officers Sunday countered by releasing a chemical believed to be insecticide — requiring two ambulances to carry five officers to a hospital.

Other police took the suspect into custody after the incident near 45th Avenue and Sable Street, a dispatcher said.

“Six were injured and they transported five to the hospital,” the dispatcher said. “It was like a Raid bomb, a product for fumigation.”

The condition of the officers wasn’t determined as doctors checked them for possible harm from exposure to the chemicals.

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