Suspect arrested after attempted firebombing in Queens

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Suspect arrested after attempted firebombing in Queens
Police say someone poured chemicals into a two liter soda bottle and hurled it onto a roof in Queens.

RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- Residents in the Ridgewood section of Queens were left shaken Thursday morning after a loud explosion erupted from the roof of a residential building.

Police say the incident appeared to be an attempted firebombing.

Officers responded to the call on Linden Street and Onderdonk, where they found an exploded 2-liter bottle of Pepsi.

They also found a bottle of Drain-O nearby the location.

The NYPD says it has video footage of the firebomber making the concoction, which they say was hurled onto the roof.

One person, Angel Colon, 35, was taken into custody and charged in relation to the incident.

No injuries were reported.


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