Man accused of critically injuring roommate in acid attack

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man threw sulfuric acid on his roommate’s face and body, leaving her with critical injuries.

Prince George’s County police said in <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=””>a statement</a> Tuesday evening that they had arrested 28-year-old Bekre Abdela in the weekend attack.

The statement says officers responded to a home in Hyattsville for a report of a roommate dispute. They found a woman suffering from what appeared to be chemical burns.

She was taken to a hospital, where police say she remains in critical condition.

The statement says Abdela was arrested Monday and has “admitted his involvement.” Police say the motive is under investigation.

Court records don’t list an attorney but show Abdela has a preliminary hearing scheduled March 27. He’s charged with attempted murder, assault and other charges.

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