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Man throws Molotov cocktail at police car

Bicyclist detained, no one hurt


by: MULTNOMAH COUTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Sergey Yefimobich Turzhanskiy Police have arrested a man who threw a Molotov cocktail at a patrol car early Monday.

Sergey Yefimobich Turzhanskiy, 24, of Southeast Portland was booked on charges of Attempted Arson in the First Degree, Possession of a Destructive Device, Attempt to Elude, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Obstructing Governmental Administration.

No one was hurt in the incident.

According to police, at 1:33 a.m. on Nov.5, officers spotted a man who rode a bicycle by and threw a burning Molotov cocktail at a Portland police marked cruiser. The car was parked in the southeast corner of the parking lot across the street from North Precinct, located at 449 Northeast Emerson Street. No officers were inside the car at the time of the incident.

The suspect was almost immediately caught by officers and has been detained at this point as arson investigators begin processing the crime scene. Portland Fire & Rescue arrived and put out the fire, which did not cause any injuries or damage to the police car.