Police Arrest Masked Man Who Chucked A Molotov Cocktail At A Day Care Center

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Bradley Devlin General Assignment & Analysis Reporter
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A man wearing a black mask tried to burn down a daycare center using a Molotov cocktail, FOX29 Philadelphia reported.

Police say the suspect threw a Molotov cocktail at the daycare and broke a window, but the flames only burned the building’s exterior, according to FOX29. The daycare was vacant during the incident so there was no one inside, according to FOX29, and NBC10 Philadelphia reporter Miguel Martinez-Valle tweeted that no one was hurt.

The episode at the daycare center has been declared an arson by the local fire marshal, according to Fox News. (RELATED: Arsonist Admits To Feds He Firebombed A Women’s Republican Club)

When police arrived at the scene, the masked man was already gone because, after chucking the Molotov cocktail, the suspect got into the passenger’s side of a white Toyota that sped off, according to FOX29. Police were eventually able to arrest the suspect about a mile from the scene of the crime, Fox News reported.