- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwestern Missouri man is accused of injuring a couple by throwing acid on them during a confrontation.

The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/1O8pkim) reports that 27-year-old Joseph Mangione was charged Tuesday in Greene County with second-degree assault.

Authorities allege in a probable cause statement that the couple confronted the bicycle-riding Mangione on Sunday about an earlier incident in which he allegedly sprayed the woman with pepper spray.

Investigators say that’s when Mangione thrust a bottle at the man, spilling suspected acid on the couple.

The victims were treated for chemical burns at a hospital.

Mangione told police the couple had hit him with their car and that he never threw acid on anyone.

Online court records don’t show whether he has an attorney.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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