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Police: Man threw Molotov cocktail onto Richmond police headquarters parking deck

Police: Man threw Molotov cocktail onto Richmond police headquarters parking deck
Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 23:19:30-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A man has been arrested after police say he threw a Molotov cocktail onto the parking deck at Richmond Police headquarters.

Police say the incident occurred Friday afternoon at the police headquarters at 200 W Grace Street.

The male suspect is accused of throwing a plastic water bottle with flammable liquid onto the parking deck. Police say the bottle briefly ignited and caused a small fire before it was quickly extinguished.

No property was damaged and no one was injured, according to police.

"It's obviously concerning that we were the target of such a dangerous incident. We are thankful no one was injured, but it reminds the men and women of this great department the dangers we face daily," a spokesperson told CBS 6 news.

The suspect was apprehended and is now facing charges. Police have not released those specific charges at this time.

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