Idaho man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at courthouse

POCATELLO - Authorities arrested an Idaho man on Thursday who was in possession of a Molotov cocktail fire bomb - the same type of explosive that was thrown at the Bannock County Courthouse the day before.

The Idaho State Journal reports Pocatello police believe 29-year-old Christopher Griffin threw the first explosive on Wednesday and was en route to throw another when he was arrested. Courthouse camera footage shows a person who police believe was Griffin throwing the fire bomb that landed on a sidewalk. Nobody was injured.

Investigators found out that Griffin filled a glass bottle with gasoline early Wednesday morning at a gas station. When Griffin returned to the same gas station early Thursday morning to fill up another bottle, someone tipped off Pocatello police, who caught up with him.

© 2017 Associated Press


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