A person was sprayed in the eyes with chemical irritant at Como Park Wednesday evening by three assailants, according to police.
Police spokesman Steve Linders said the person was at Como Dockside when police arrived, but it’s unclear where the alleged assault occurred.
Few other details were immediately available, including a possible motive. However, St. Paul City Council Member Amy Brendmoen, whose ward includes Como Park, wrote in a neighborhood Facebook group that robbery was a motive. A witness wrote on the same page that the suspects were male adolescents.
Linders said the assailants were three males, and that there have been no other similar incidents reported at Como Park.