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New York, NY - Arrest Made In Midtown Bottle Throwing

Published on: October 16, 2015 10:00 AM
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Miles Thomas seen in surveillance video after the attackMiles Thomas seen in surveillance video after the attack

New York, NY - A 53 year old Queens man has been arrested for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a group of people that included a pair of 20 year old yeshiva students.

Miles Thomas of Briarwood has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder 2, nine counts of Attempted Felony Assault, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and three counts of Reckless Endangerment.  As previously reported on VIN News, the incident took place last Friday on 37th Street near 9th Avenue in Midtown, with Thomas reportedly shouting “I will kill you,” as he threw the bottle at the crowd.

While police said last week that the bottle contained nothing but alcohol and could therefore not be classified as a firebomb, they are now confirming that the bottle also contained a burning rag and that it erupted in flames as it hit the ground in front of 356 West 57th Street. No one was injured in the attack and the suspect, who had been described as a white male wearing a backpack, approximately 5’9” and weighing 215 pounds, fled southbound on 9th Avenue.

Police told VIN News that Thomas’ motives are not known at this time but that the incident is no longer being treated as a bias incident.


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 Oct 16, 2015 at 10:20 AM wsbrgh Says:

Bs'd. Alcohol is EXTREMELY flammable. As much as gasoline.

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 Oct 16, 2015 at 11:07 AM Ridiculed last week Says:

I remember a comment, perhaps elsewhere that ridiculed the attention.
This was a dangerous, malicious attack.

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 Oct 17, 2015 at 12:50 PM lazerx Says:

"Miles Thomas of Briarwood has been charged with three counts of Attempted Murder 2, nine counts of Attempted Felony Assault, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon and three counts of Reckless Endangerment. "

Maybe the dumb Israelis will learn from this that rock throwers deserve very harsh treatment: ATTEMPTED MURDER!

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