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2-year-old girl sprays pepper spray in her eyes while playing under table next to her grandparents

By Mason White 2:04 PM March 4, 2016
Pepper spray (illustration) 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A little girl was rushed to a hospital after spraying pepper spray in her eyes while playing under the living room table of her home, police in Austria said.

Herzogsdorf police said that the 2-year-old girl suffered from injuries to her eyes after finding her 29-year-old mother’s can of pepper spray and spraying it into her eyes.

The mother told police that she bought the can of pepper spray for protection, and her two-year-old daughter found it and played with it under the table, where her grandfather and grandmother were sitting.

The can was supposed to have been stored out of reach of the child, and it is unclear at this time how she got hold of it.

The girl broke the seal and then pressed the button.

The girl screamed in pain and then struggled to breathe. She was then taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she was treated and released.