Skip to comments.Updated: Police Looking for Man Who threw Molotov Cocktail in Mall
Posted on 10/18/2012 12:33:49 PM PDT by Snuph
(Updated at 2:55 p.m.) Arlington County (Va.) Police and federal agents are searching for a man who threw a Molotov cocktail-like incendiary device inside the Ballston Common Mall. The man threw what was described as a flaming bottle from an upper level of the mall down to the food court. The device, said to be 40 ounce beer bottle, possibly containing gasoline or a similar substance, shattered on impact but did not explode, according to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No one was injured. Two to three additional bottles, which smelled like gasoline, were found in a bag by mall security after the man fled. Employees and shoppers are being allowed to stay in the mall, but all mall and parking lot entrances are being blocked by police and no one is being allowed in. Police are currently reviewing security camera footage and police K-9 units are searching the inside and outside of the mall. The FBIs Joint Terrorism Task Force is taking over the investigation, according to ACPD spokesman Lt. Michael Watson. The ATF, Department of Homeland Security and Pentagon Police are assisting with the investigation. Asked whether this was an incident of terrorism, Sternbeck said its too early to tell. Police are looking for a slender 511″ black male, in his late 30s, with medium-length curly hair and a beard. He was seen wearing a gray jacket, a white dress shirt, a necktie and a white or gray backpack with a red inverted V on it. As of 1:35 p.m., he was still at large. Eastbound Wilson Boulevard has been shut down outside the mall due to the emergency response. Update at 1:50 p.m. Police have issued the following press release about the incident.
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where was Barry?
I’m gonna make a wild guess here....
Malls make me feel trapped. I DO look around when I go into places and many malls have very few obvious exits. The combination of crowds and a murderous thug determined to kill a lot of people would seem to make large, multilevel malls targets for terrorists.
Imam Kaboom Jihadi had to drink a 40 in order to build his Molotov Cocktail?
Black Muslim member of the Religion of Peace?
Angry black man in a liberal community.