Erie County Sheriff Searching for Man Who Threw Chemical Grenade
The Erie County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who threw a chemical grenade at a deputy's vehicle. According to WIVB, the non-lethal grenade was thrown during an attempted traffic stop. The incident happened on Sunday, January 24, 2021, around 6:15 pm. A deputy tried to stop an older white truck on Route 438, which runs through the Cattaraugus Territories of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
The grenade released powder residue into the deputy's patrol vehicle. The deputy was taken to a hospital and was released. The Sheriff's Office released a detailed description of the vehicle, according to WKBW,
"The vehicle is described as an older model white pickup truck, possibly a Dodge, towing a trailer. The trailer is a black tandem-axle utility trailer with round tubing railings carrying an older model ATV and several tires. The trailer did not have a ramp or gate, and the rear passenger tail light was missing. Also, the trailer’s plate appeared to be from a different state."
If you have any information about the truck or the driver, you can call the Erie County Sheriff’s Office at 716.858.2903. The reference number for the incident is CL 21-005921.