More Molotovs Found
POSTED: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 10:18pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 4:27am
There have been new developments in a story you first saw on KETK.
The suspicious device found at the postal facility in Owentown wasn’t the only one.
KETK has talked with anonymous sources, and subsequently confirmed, that there was at least one other molotov cocktail found, and possibly more.
The device found at the Owentown processing center was described as a beer bottle full of some sort of flammable liquid with a wick inserted in the top.
It’s called a molotov cocktail, and it was invented during the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930’s.
It’s not really a bomb so much as a flammable device. The wick is lit, and the bottle thrown. When it breaks, the gasoline or other accelerant splashes all over the target, and the flame ignites it.
And we know at least one was found in Kilgore.
“I think it was Friday,” said Lt. Roman Roberson of the Kilgore P.D. “The Post Office located what appeared to be some kind of beer bottle with a wick and some kind of liquid, we haven’t identified that yet, I don’t know. It’s gasoline, diesel or what…”
Lt. Roberson says the bottle had a note attached.
“It did have some kind of paperwork on the bottle,” he said. “It wasn’t a handwritten note…it was some sort of typed note.”
It was turned over to the ATF before the note could be read, but since the cocktail is harmless unless set alight, it is perhaps a warning of sorts.
“I don’t know what the intentions were whether its to get attention or make some kind of statement, I don’t know,” Roberson said.
There are reports of other fire bombs found in the area, and investigators are refusing all requests for information.
There have been reports of Klan involvement and other rumors, but for now we can confirm that whoever left the unlit firebomb at the Owentown facility…it was not a one time event.