A man threw a firebomb at a Los Angeles police station and was chased down by officers and arrested, police said Monday. No one was hurt in the weekend attack.

Jonathan Rosin, 24, approached the Topanga station at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, lit a glass bottle containing a flammable liquid and threw it at the front window, where the bottle shattered and ignited, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

Police personnel witnessed the attack through the station’s closed-circuit TV system and officers gave chase on foot while a supervisor extinguished the flames.

Officers took Rosin into custody without incident at a nearby intersection and “observed that he smelled like gasoline,” the statement said.
The Los Angeles man was booked for investigation of igniting an explosive and an unspecified misdemeanor warrant, and was being held on $501,000 bail, police said.

It was not immediately known if Rosin had an attorney.


Associated Press