A suspect was arrested on Friday after being reported to have thrown a burning Molotov cocktail in the lobby of an US Citizenship and Immigration Bureau office in Florida. It was the latest in a series of attacks on Homeland Security institutions.
The authorities said that the unidentified woman entered the office at Oakland Park, some 53 km north of Miami, and hurled a bottle of gasoline with a lighted fuse. But the fuse detonated from the bottle before it could ignite, according to a report sent to government officials and reviewed by The Associated Press. No major injuries were reported.
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"Today's attempted attack on one of our USCIS facilities with a Molotov cocktail is another example of the use of force rather than debate by those who reject the proper application of our immigration laws Associated Press report.
"This is the second attack on a DHS facility in two months with a Molotov cocktail. Violence has no place in our society. Luckily nobody was injured today. We are grateful to our security officers and FPS law enforcement officials who arrested and arrested the attacker. "
" This is the second attack on a DHS facility in two months with a Molotov cocktail. Violence has no place in our society. Luckily nobody was injured today.
Those working for another Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – are facing a rapidly growing number of threats, including demonstrators threatening their children and gunfire, the bureaus fired at them, in the midst of a flood of anti-ICE rhetoric from the left, fueled by Congressional Democrats, media voices and presidential hopes.
About two weeks ago in San Antonio, at least one vehicle stopped in front of a building housing ICE offices and an armed man shot through a window, FBI officials said. Nobody was injured. Another building used by the ICE was also shot at.
In July, a 69-year-old man who wrote a manifesto identifying with the left-wing group Antifa fired a rifle at an ICE center in Tacoma. Wash., Where thousands of migrants were housed. He also lit a vehicle and tried to light propane tanks to burn down the plant before being shot dead by the police.
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It was not clear what prompted the woman to launch the bottle in the Florida incident on Friday. Security agents handcuffed and subjected her until she could be arrested by federal security officials. Police officers do not believe this attempt is related to other incidents, the Associated Press reported.
The report did not list the name of the woman or the charge she was subjected to. The office was closed for this day.
Adam Shaw of Fox News, Travis Fedschun and the Associated Press have contributed to this report.