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Suspect arrested after Molotov cocktail attack on B.C. RCMP detachment

June 18, 2012 - 10:41 PM

MIDWAY, B.C. - Mounties in B.C.'s southern Interior say they have arrested a 43-year-old man following a Molotov cocktail attack on a local detachment.

Staff Sgt. Dan Seibel says an officer inside the Midway detachment near the U.S. border heard something hit a window and saw a bright flash early Monday.

Seibel says the officer looked outside and saw a male pick up a flaming bottle and throw it at an unoccupied police vehicle, which then caught on fire.

Seibel says the officer went outside and confronted the suspect, who jumped into a running vehicle and fled.

But the Mountie jotted down the licence plate, and Seibel says a 43-year-old man from Grand Forks, B.C., is now in custody.

Seibel says the vehicle and detachment sustained only minor damage.

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