Idaho man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at courthouse

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 14:05:57-04

Authorities arrested an Idaho man Thursday who they said 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 believed to be 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. No one was injured.

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

(by Associated Press)