Video captures man throwing Molotov cocktail onto vacant business

arson suspect

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Investigators with the Nashville Fire Department are working to locate the man who was captured on video tossing a Molotov cocktail onto a vacant business early Thursday morning.

Surveillance video shows the unidentified man walking up to the business located in the 100 block of Lafayette Street around 12:30 a.m.

The video shows the man lighting the Molotov cocktail and hurling it onto the top of the building.

Firefighters quickly responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect was last seen wearing matching blue shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information on the man’s identity or whereabouts is urged to contact the Nashville Fire Department hotline at 615-862-5640 or Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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