Arsonist Wanted For Firebombing Nashville Building

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:16:00-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities have asked the public’s help in identifying an accused arsonist who was captured on surveillance video firebombing a Nashville building.

Investigators from the Nashville Fire Department said the incident occurred at a vacant business on Lafayette Street early Thursday morning.

A man wearing what appeared to be a matching blue shirt and shorts walked up to the building, lit a Molotov cocktail and hurled it on top of the building. He was seen on surveillance video at 12:36 a.m.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and were able to put out the blaze. The building was not significantly damaged.

No one was hurt.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call the NFD Arson Hotline at 615-862-5640 or Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.