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UK police investigating acid attack at London club; 12 hurt

Associated Press logo Associated Press 17/04/2017
General view of the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London on Monday April 17, 2017. London police are investigating an acid attack at a London club that led to a mass evacuation with 12 people injured. Police said Monday April 17, 2017 that 12 people were treated at hospitals for burns. None of the injuries were said to be life-threatening. (Jack Hard/PA via AP) © The Associated Press General view of the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London on Monday April 17, 2017. London police are investigating an acid attack at a London club that led to a mass evacuation with 12 people injured. Police said Monday April 17, 2017 that 12 people were treated at hospitals for burns. None of the injuries were said to be life-threatening. (Jack Hard/PA via AP)

LONDON — British police are investigating an acid attack at a London club that led to a mass evacuation.

Police said Monday 12 people were treated in hospitals for burns. None of the injuries was said to be life-threatening. Two men in their 20s were in serious but stable condition.

Police say the problem at the Mangle nightclub in east London started with a dispute between two groups of people that escalated when a male suspect sprayed a "noxious substance" directly at two men.

Roads in the area were closed and a hazardous material response team rushed to the scene.

The substance hasn't yet been identified.

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