Video: Suspect firebombs LAPD station with Molotov cocktail

In the video, a man can be seen lighting a glass bottle, throwing it against the station's doors and running away from the scene


By Sarah Calams

LOS ANGELES — A man has been arrested after video footage caught the moment he lit a Molotov cocktail and threw it against the doors of an LAPD station.  

Fox11 reported that Jonathan Rosin, 24, was arrested following the incident at the department's Topanga Station Sunday morning. In the video, Rosin can be seen lighting a glass bottle filled with a flammable liquid. Moments later, he throws it against the station's doors and runs away from the scene.  

Police said the bottle shattered, but the window remained intact, and the flames were quickly extinguished. 

Several officers, who witnessed the firebombing, chased down Rosin and arrested him. 

"The suspect was eventually detained at Roscoe [Boulevard] and Canoga [Avenue] without incident," a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said. "The suspect was a local resident. He was very uncooperative." 

No injuries were reported and motive for the firebombing remains unclear. The police station is temporarily closed.

"We are horrified that @LAPDHQ officers were attacked like this," the LA Police Foundation wrote on Twitter. "Attacks on law enforcement must stop!" 

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