Jonathan Rosin caught on camera throwing Molotov cocktails outside a Los Angeles police station

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The 24-year-old man throws a Molotov cocktail at the Los Angeles police station, but is caught by the police moments later

  • A man threw a firebomb at a Los Angeles police station and was chased by officers and arrested – No one was injured in the attack on Sunday night
  • Jonathan Rosin, 24, approached the Topanga station just after midnight, lit a glass bottle containing a flammable liquid and threw it at the front window
  • The bottle broke and burned, setting the area around it ablaze
  • Police witnessed the attack through the station’s closed TV system, and officers gave chase while a supervisor extinguished the flames
  • Officers took Rosin into custody without incident at a nearby intersection and ‘noted that he smelled of gasoline’,
  • The Los Angeles man was booked for investigation into detonating an explosive device and an unspecified felony warrant, and was held on $ 500,000 bail.

A fire bomb attack on a Los Angeles police station was caught on a security camera and the suspect was caught shortly after carrying out the attack.

Jonathan Rosin, 24, could be seen throwing a Molotov cocktail at the building before heading there just after midnight on Sunday.

The incident was spotted by several police officers who quickly ran after the man and immediately arrested him.

A man threw a firebomb at a Los Angeles police station and was chased by officers and arrested - No one was injured in the attack on Sunday night

A man threw a firebomb at a Los Angeles police station and was chased by officers and arrested – No one was injured in the attack on Sunday night

Jonathan Rosin, 24, approached the Topanga station just after midnight, lit a glass bottle containing a flammable liquid and threw it at the front window before sprinting away.

Jonathan Rosin, 24, approached the Topanga station just after midnight, lit a glass bottle containing a flammable liquid and threw it at the front window before sprinting away.

Video shows Rosin walking to the police station door before throwing away the bottle which immediately broke and ignited into an orange fireball.

The man runs away, followed by several police officers about 20 seconds later.

It is not known how many agents were in the building at the time. Unbelievably, no one was hurt.

Officers took Rosin, who is believed to be homeless, into custody without incident at a nearby intersection and “noted that he smelled of gasoline,” police said.

The bottle broke and burned, setting the area around it ablaze

The bottle broke and burned, setting the area around it ablaze

The fire was intense when the bottle exploded upon impact releasing a fireball

The fire was intense when the bottle exploded upon impact releasing a fireball

Officers gave chase while an overseer put the officers out

Officers gave chase while an overseer put the officers out

The Los Angeles man was booked for detonating an explosive device and an unspecified felony warrant, and was held on $ 500,000 bail, police added.

The LAPD Major Crimes Department is now investigating.

The LAPD says the suspect did not cooperate and that the motive for the bombing remains unclear.

Attacks on police stations in the Los Angeles area are rare, but the number has increased in the past year.

A Los Angeles man was booked for investigation into detonating an explosive device and an unspecified felony warrant, and was held on $ 500,000 bail

A Los Angeles man was booked for investigation into detonating an explosive device and an unspecified felony warrant, and was held on $ 500,000 bail

No one was injured in the attack with the only damage being a cracked window

No one was injured in the attack with the only damage being a cracked window

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