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Police: Molotov cocktails thrown at New London home

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New London — City police are investigating an incident involving two “Molotov cocktails” thrown toward a home at 50 Granite St.

According to a police news release, the incident took place shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday. When police were called to the scene, along with the New London Fire Department, “two incendiary devices, ‘Molotov cocktails,’ were located" and other evidence items were seized, the release said.

“An area of grass was burned” and “a scorch mark was discovered on the exterior wall of the structure” on Granite Street, the release continues. Minor damage to the structure was observed, but no one inside the building was injured in the incident.

Police say they are looking for a person of interest they would like to question, described as a Black male, 5 foot 6 to 5 foot 8 in height, with a stocky build, bald or clean-shaven head. He was wearing glasses, a white T-shirt, black pants and white sneakers.

The police department has posted pictures of the person of interest on Facebook and is requesting the help of the public in identifying him.

Police are working with the city Fire Marshal’s Office on the investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the police Detective Division at (860) 447-1481 or through the anonymous New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to 847411.

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