Employee arrested for firebombing ambulances in Connecticut

Man captured in Pennsylvania had been placed on administrative leave by ambulance company

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Police have taken a suspect into custody after a multi-state manhunt Saturday.

According to police, Richard White of Torrington is accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at several Hunter’s Ambulances and ambulance buildings in Connecticut.

State Police said white was taken into custody in Pennsylvania shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday near mile marker 2112 on I-80 by the Pennsylvania State Police

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Police say the firebombing of the Hunter’s Ambulance facility on the Boston Post Road happened around 4:15 p.m. Around 5:15 p.m. a similar firebombing occurred at the Hunter’s Ambulance facility in Meriden. 

Then, around 6 p.m., two fires were set in Roxbury. One was at the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department on North Street, which also houses the Roxbury Volunteer Ambulance Association.

Meriden police said employees at Hunter’s Ambulance said White was involved in a physical altercation with another employee around 10 a.m. on Saturday. That was following a disciplinary hearing that resulted in White being placed on administrative leave. White fled the scene prior to police arrival that morning, and that incident will result in separate charges.

Sgt. Paul Makuc, with the CT State Police explosion investigation unit said White is the only known suspect.

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