In the vicious Miami "Zombie" attack incident that occurred at a busy Miami downtown highway bridge, Saturday, killing one and brutally injuring the victim's face, police has made a significant revelation.
The doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where the victim Ronald Poppo is presently undergoing treatment, have hinted the possibility of street drug called "bath salts" in the dreadful incident, Daily Mail UK reported.
In view of the fact that the attacker was nude and awfully violent at the time of the incident, an emergency room doctor at the hospital said that it's likely that the attacker was under the influence of the drug when he cannibalized the victims' face.
A potent form of drug called "bath salts" turns the person uncontrollably aggressive and overheated which can result in such kind of ferocious act, the doctor explained.
"We noticed an increase (in drug related incidents) probably after Ultra Fest," an emergency room Dr Paul Adams at Jackson Memorial Hospital told CBS.
The doctor said that after the consumption of such heady drugs, the person becomes "Extremely strong."
"It's dangerous for the police," said Adams. "It's dangerous for the firefighters. It's dangerous for the hospital workers taking care of them because they come in," he said adding that "they have to be restrained both chemically and physically and you're asking for someone to get hurt."
Citing an example from the past cases, Adam said that "I took care of a 150-pound individual who you would have thought he was 250 pounds ... "It took six security officers to restrain the individual."
Meanwhile, Miami police released the file photos of both the victim and the attacker.
Also, a Reddit user posted the gruesome images of the Saturday's incident that shows graphic images of the brutally injured 65-year-old homeless man.
The "zombie" attacker, Rudy Eugene, 31, died in the incident while Poppo is fighting for life in the hospital. He is critical as 80 percent of his face, including eyes, nose and ears have been eaten up to the bones.
Ronald is enduring "some of the worst injuries staff had ever encountered." Sgt. Javier Ortiz, vice president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, told the newspaper that it was one of the "goriest scenes he has ever been to."
On Saturday, May 26, Poppo was rescued by Miami police from an aggressive man who was literally chomping his face.
The naked attacker, Eugene, started "tearing him to pieces with his mouth," and ripped his skin, according to an eye witness, Larry Vega, who first intimated the police.
Vega was riding his bicycle off the MacArthur Causeway when he saw him devouring victims face and the "blob of blood around."
The incident lasted for nearly 20 minutes when finally the police had to shoot Eugene to stop him and rescue the victim.
The police is investigating the case, and whether the drug was involved in Saturday's harrowing violence is yet to be confirmed by the autopsy results.
Take a look at the graphic images of the harrowing incident here: