St. Louis, MO – Rioters in St. Louis have been launching chemical attacks on police officers, and the chemicals that they are using and their health effects are still not known.
Chemical attacks against officers have been reported every night of rioting so far, with the latest attack coming Sunday night at 9th and 10th street along Washington Avenue, according to KMOV.
Front line reports on the chemicals are that they have s similar effect to pepper spray but smell like nail polish.
Some of the chemicals look like paint but have an inflammatory effect, while other chemicals are various colors.
On Sunday night, St. Louis County said that they confiscated two bottles of chemicals used against officers. One of the bottles was labeled as apple cider, but it’s not clear if the bottle actually contained apple cider. The other bottle wasn’t identified.
The fire department worked to decontaminate officers who were hit by chemicals.
The riots in St. Louis aren’t the first time that rioters have used chemicals against police. At a recent Trump rally in Phoenix, people in the crowd threw homemade gas devices at police officers. No gas devices are reported to have been used against officers in St. Louis at this time.