NYPD Says Suspect Admits to Firebombing Store and Islamic Center
The suspect who admitted to the crimes, says he had personal grievances with people at the five locations he firebombed.
The suspect is believed to be the same person kicked out of the convenience store on Dec. 27 for trying to steal a glass Starbucks bottle and milk. Four of the five crude firebombs thrown at the various locations were made from glass Starbucks bottles. (Washington Post)
FOX News reported:
Police arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with the firebombing of an Islamic cultural center and four other New York City area sites.
The suspect confessed to five incidents in total, including the attack on the Imam Al-Khoei Foundation, an Islamic center, and a Hindu temple, both located in the borough of Queens, a spokesman for the New York Police Department told FoxNews.com.
Charges are pending against the man, who has yet to be identified publicly but allegedly was motivated by personal grievances with people at each of the five locations, hurling Molotov cocktails fashioned from Starbucks Frappaccino bottles filled with fuel that he obtained at a gas station.
The man was tracked through a car with Virginia license plates that was thought to be at the scene of at least two of the attacks Sunday evening, which also targeted a convenience store and two homes, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said, according to local Fox station WNYW.
The car was stolen from a Hertz rental car facility at New York’s Kennedy airport.