Man wanted for arson after throwing Molotov cocktails arrested

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A 60-year-old Kingston man wanted for arson after an incident in late September has now been arrested, according to Kingston Police.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, the accused man was caught on video at the rear of a housing complex on Montreal Street. The man lit Molotov cocktails and threw them at a wooden fence behind the building, cause the fence to catch fire. Once the fire started, the man fled the area, Kingston Police said in a press release.

Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to the incident and put out the fire, and Kingston Police began investigating. Police obtained the video of the accused man and his actions, and the man was subsequently identified. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the accused man was located as he was being discharged from a local hospital at approximately 8:40 a.m. The local man was arrested and is charged with arson and breach of recognizance.

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