Suspect arrested in Ohio city hall firebombing

AP News
Posted: Dec 16, 2009 8:55 AM

A man accused of firebombing an Ohio city hall has been arrested on charges of aggravated arson and manufacturing a dangerous ordnance.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 40-year-old Kevin Dye was taken into custody Tuesday. Dye is a suspect in the attack Monday on the city building in Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus.

Police said windows of second-floor court offices were broken and at least one Molotov cocktail, or something similar, was tossed inside, starting a small fire. No one was hurt, but there was some water damage from sprinklers.

WBNS-TV showed Dye being taken to jail and exclaiming that he was "150 percent innocent."

Dye has had several cases in Mansfield Municipal Court, which is inside the building.