Police in Virginia's Arlington County have detained a man who matches the description of a suspect who threw a 40-ounce Molotov cocktail inside a mall food court Thursday.
The man has not been arrested, say police, who are trying to sort out what happened at the Ballston Common Mall.
About 9:10 a.m., a man lit a fuse on a 40-ounce beer bottle filled with gasoline and dropped it four stories to the mall’s food court, where it shattered but failed to ignite.
“Fortunately for the people in the food court there was no explosion,” police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck told the Los Angeles Times. “It did alarm a lot of people in the food court, though.”