Arrow-right Camera
News >  Idaho

Idaho man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail at courthouse

POCATELLO, Idaho – Authorities arrested an Idaho man on Thursday who was in possession of a Molotov cocktail fire bomb – the same type of explosive that was thrown at the Bannock County Courthouse the day before.

The Idaho State Journal reports Pocatello police believe 29-year-old Christopher Griffin threw the first explosive on Wednesday and was en route to throw another when he was arrested. Courthouse camera footage shows a person who police believe was Griffin throwing the fire bomb that landed on a sidewalk. Nobody was injured.

Investigators found out that Griffin filled a glass bottle with gasoline early Wednesday morning at a gas station. When Griffin returned to the same gas station early Thursday morning to fill up another bottle, someone tipped off Pocatello police, who caught up with him.

Top stories in Idaho

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to U.S.

UPDATED: 9:37 p.m.

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was “overwhelmed with gratitude.”