Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

September 3, 2013

Suspected Molotov cocktail extinguished

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A small fire, believed to be some sort of a Molotov cocktail, was put out in Cambria early Tuesday morning.

A Niagara County Sheriff's deputy said a small liquor bottle was found atop a stack of newspapers, with a twisted metal mesh used as a wick. The setup was found in the roadway on Saunders Settlement and Diller Road at about 3:30 a.m.

The deputy doused the fire with a patrol car fire extinguisher. The item did not explode and the road was cleared. Several patrol units responded to the scene, deputies said.