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Police release photos of suspect in Hulen Mall molotov cocktail attack

Police want the public to help identify this suspect in the picture in connection with the Hulen Mall arson incident that occurred May 11.
Police want the public to help identify this suspect in the picture in connection with the Hulen Mall arson incident that occurred May 11. Fort Worth Police Department

Police are seeking the public's assistance identifying a man who may have been involved in Friday's Hulen Mall molotov cocktail arson attempt.

The man in the pictures is believed to have ignited bottles of a flammable substance in the Dillard's and Sears department stores at Hulen Mall on 4800 South Hulen Street.

Officers and agents also believe the suspect left the mall in a vehicle similar to the one pictured, according to a Facebook post.

Firefighters got a call about 2:30 p.m. Friday that someone had ignited a substance in a bottle and thrown it on the ground in the men's departments of the two stores, said Kyle Falkner, Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman.

Employees were able to put out any fire quickly enough that little damage occurred and no one was injured, Falkner said.

A Sears store employee pointed out an area of discolored carpeting near a clothing display rack as where she believes the incident occurred.

Later Friday evening, there was little sign that anything had happened at Sears and business was going on as usual.

Firefighters received assistance from Fort Worth police officers, FBI and U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive agents on the case, which is still being investigated.

Authorities were conducting a sweep of the mall at 9 p.m. Friday to make sure the suspect did not leave anything behind elsewhere, Falkner said.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of this individual in the pictures is asked to call 1-800-225-5324 or (1-800-CALL-FBI).

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3





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