- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BANGOR, Pa. (AP) - State and federal authorities are investigating an attempted firebombing at an eastern Pennsylvania judge’s office.

The Morning Call reports (https://bit.ly/1DhILeV ) employees found an unexploded Molotov cocktail Wednesday morning at magisterial district court in Bangor.

Authorities say the makeshift device appeared to have been thrown overnight through a window shattered with a rock. It’s unclear if the wick was ever lit.

The carpeting was soaked with gasoline and glass at the front counter was also shattered.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says state and local police and the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating.

No arrests have been made.

Court officials say the office could remain closed Wednesday.

Senior District Judge Sherwood Grigg has been presiding over the Bangor court since District Judge Todd Strohe’s death in March.


Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com

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