A 62-year-old man was arrested after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a sex club in Australia.
No serious injuries were reported in the event at “homosexual and bi societal club” Aarows in northwest Sydney.
Items in the room had been fitted with anti-tampering alarms after they had been interfered with in the past.
The defendant was charged with offences including administering a poison with intent to injure or cause pain.
A police spokesman told Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that detectives had not established a purpose but there was “no indication of hate motivation to date”.
The defendant was given conditional bail and is due to appear in court on 20 September.
Aarows openly markets itself as “Sydney’s premier wellness, diversion and social center, where safe sex is allowed regardless of gender”.
“Hydrochloric acid is just not the best form of thing to be playing with,” he said.
When asked what may have motivated the suspect, the guy said: “It could be anything really. People are perverted.”