Mass Gathering at Penumbra Kelly Building, Molotov Cocktail Thrown (Photo)

September 22, 2020 13:56


In the evening of September 21, 2020, a group gathered at Laurelhurst Park and marched to the Penumbra Kelly building located in the 4700 block of Southeast Burnside Street. The crowd stayed off of the property and near the entrance to the parking lot. Some individuals in the crowd threw various items into the parking lot.

One of the items thrown was identified by the Explosive Disposal Unit and Arson investigators as a viable Molotov cocktail. The wick was lit and the device was thrown onto the property. Fortunately, the fire extinguished and no one was injured.

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The group eventually dispersed on their own. PPB did not engage the group and no arrests were made.

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