Children suffer burns after someone poured acid on slides at Massachusetts playground

A pool facility in Massachusetts where pool cleaning chemicals are stored was broken into this Sunday and more than one person stole acid and later poured it onto three slides at a playground, causing children to suffer burn-like injuries, CBS News reported. 

Investigators found muriatic acid at Bliss Park Playground in Longmeadow and are now performing forensic and finger print analysis to identify the suspects.

“Two fences had been climbed and a cover to a ventilation shaft was torn off,” the Longmeadow Fire Department wrote in a release. “The perpetrators entered the room through the ventilation shaft.”

Investigators says it’s possible the perpetrator suffered burns while stealing the chemicals. Their clothing also may have degraded as well.

Investigators said the perpetrators went through a “great deal of effort” to get access to the chemicals.

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