FOP offers $5K reward in acid attack that blinded Germantown grandmother

A woman is in critical condition after police say a man threw an unknown chemical in her face as she left her Germantown home this morning.

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in an acid attack that occurred earlier this month.

Officials say a Germantown grandmother is now blind after a suspect splashed acid in her face as she left her home on the 5100 block of Newhall Street on the morning of Oct. 6.

“This random acid attack is a disturbing crime,” said, FOP Lodge 5 President, John McNesby. “We need to find this male suspect immediately to prevent another attack.”

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McNesby added that the victim, 61, also sustained burns to her lips and tongue.

The suspect has previously been described by investigators as a Black male standing 5 feet 7 inches tall with dreadlocks. He was wearing a light blue mask and dark coat at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident or suspect is asked to call Northwest detectives at 215-686-3353, 911 or 686-TIPS.


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