WOODBRIDGE, Va. — A 20-year-old man was injured after a stranger attempted to light a spray canister on fire toward the man at a grocery store in Woodbridge on Wednesday.
According to the Prince William County Police Department, officers were called to a Food Lion on Richmond Highway just before 8 p.m.
When officers arrived, they learned a 20-year-old man was gathering shopping carts in the parking lot when he got into an argument with a stranger, only identified as a man. The argument escalated and the man reportedly took out a canister and sprayed it at the 20-year-old, while attempting to light the contents on fire.
The victim tried to take the canister and a physical fight ensued. Eventually, the two men separated and police were called to the grocery store.
Fire and Rescue arrived and took the 20-year-old victim to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Police arrested 29-year-old Selvin Megdaleno Corrales Alvarado that same day. He has been charged with attempted malicious wounding by a caustic substance.