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Search Ongoing for Two Men Following Bleach Attack Monday Morning in Nesquehoning

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Police in Nesquehoning and surrounding communities are searching for two men who attacked another man with bleach Monday morning.

According to News 13, a maintenance manager at a strip mall in Nesquehoning, inside the old Lehigh Carbon Community College campus, was hit with fluorescent lights and then had bleach thrown at his eyes.

The Times-News describes the facility as the CVS Plaza on Locust Street in Nesquehoning.

Police were able to get a description of one of the alleged assailants:

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  • White male
  • Gray beard
  • Wearing Pittsburgh Steelers jacket

The search includes police from Nesquehoning, Jim Thorpe, Lansford, and a State Police helicopter.

The Panther Valley Elementary School nearby was under what they call a “white lockdown” until just after 2 p.m. School officials say students there will be dismissed on time with additional security in place.

Under a “white lockdown”, the following measures are taken for student safety:

  • Classes continue, lunch served
  • Students can’t move through building without adult escort
  • Blinds are shut
  • Visitors must have proper ID to enter school
  • Indoor recess

It is not known in which direction the two suspects fled.

We’re monitoring updates on this story as it develops.

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