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VIDEO: Man Throws Molotov Cocktail into Bodega, Burning Worker, Police Say

By Ben Fractenberg | April 23, 2014 6:30pm
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BROOKLYN — A man threw a Molotov cocktail into a 24-hour Borough Park market early Wednesday after  an argument with an employee, police said. 

The man walked into 24 Hour Minimart at 3901 Fort Hamilton Parkway at about 1:55 a.m. Wednesday and started an argument with the worker, according to the NYPD.

About an hour later he came back and threw the explosive device into the store.

The employee’s hair and jacket caught on fire, but he suffered only minor injuries.

Another store employee who answered the phone Wednesday afternoon said there was also little damage to the market and that it had already reopened.

Police described the suspect as 30 to 40 years old, between five feet eight inches and five feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing sunglasses and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  You can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering “TIP577.”