Woman taken to hospital after liquid thrown in her face

UPDATE: Chattanooga Police say attacker targeted the woman, went straight for her and threw liquid in her face.

Four other people were splashed and treated.

Police are treating the case as an assault, but do not have a suspect in custody.

CARTA’s statement regarding the incident on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

An incident occurred at the CARTA Administrative Office at approximately 7:00 a.m. on today. One of CARTA’s operators had an unknown substance thrown in her face just as she had arrived to work. The incident is still being investigated by the Chattanooga Police Department. Lisa Maragnano, CARTA’s Executive Director, said that the CARTA employee is receiving medical treatment for her non-life threatening injuries received during the incident. “We can report that the liquid was not a hazardous substance and does not pose any danger to our employees or visitors”, said Mrs. Maragnano. “We would like to reassure the general public that there is no threat or imminent danger to them, and our services will continue to operate as normal. The safety of our employees and the general public is always our number one priority”, Ms. Maragnano said.


CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A woman was taken to the hospital this morning after having an unidentified liquid thrown in her face.

It happened at the CARTA facility on Wilcox Boulevard around 7AM.

Hamilton County EMS reported that the woman had burs to her face.

She was taken to the hospital.

The Fire Department responded with 15 companies for a Haz-Mat situation.

But the liquid was tested on the scene and proved to be non-life threatening.

They will conduct further testing on it.

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