Man charged in battery acid attack

Published 4:30 pm Friday, September 17, 2010

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS PARK — A 28-year-old man is charged with assault after allegedly throwing battery acid into the face of woman in St. Louis Park.

According to a criminal complaint, Jarso Adem of Minneapolis confronted the woman Tuesday on a sidewalk in St. Louis Park because he said she was spending less time with him.

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The complaint says Adem told investigators he had poured liquid battery acid into a drink bottle, and when the woman refused to speak to him, he threw the acid in her face and ran away.

A jogger heard the woman’s screams and chased Adem into a parking lot where he was arrested. Police say the woman had red marks and swelling on her face, neck and hands.

Adem is being held Friday in the Hennepin County Jail. Court records do not show whether he has an attorney.