LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) – Police continued to search Monday for a male suspect in connection with three fire-bombings during the weekend.

Police said trouble began just after 1 a.m. Saturday, when an explosion was reported at Lyndon Institute. Police said they found that two bottles filled with gasoline and another substance – known as Molotov cocktails – had been thrown at the building.

One of the bottles hit the brick side of the building, darkening the brick but causing no other damage. The other hit a window, breaking glass and a screen and burning the window frame, but it caused no damage inside the building, police said.

Police Chief Jack Jarris and firefighters searched for a male suspect witnesses said they saw leaving the area.

During that search, another firebombing was found in the village center.

That 2 a.m. discovery was followed by another just before 5 a.m., when police got a report that someone had firebombed a truck parked at the Lyndon Woodworking plant in the Lyndon-St. Johnsbury Industrial Park.

AP-ES-07-26-04 1139EDT



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