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Man Arrested for Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Churches


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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who was captured on videotape throwing a Molotov cocktail at a North Carolina church, and investigators say he threw another device at a different church.

Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded Just after 10:30 a.m., on Sunday to a church in Hope Mills, where the Molotov cocktail was thrown, news outlets reported. About a half-hour later, a similar report was made at a church in Fayetteville.

At one of the churches, a man was seen on video getting out of a car with what appeared to be a bottle in his hand before throwing it toward the steps of a building. There was a small fire near a sidewalk and patch of grass, according to the video that the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook.

Authorities arrested Terry Wayne Raeford, 57, of Fayetteville on Monday and filed multiple charges against him. He is jailed on a $200,000 bond, and he had not been assigned an attorney as of Tuesday afternoon.

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