PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man has been arrested after he allegedly threw a molotov cocktail at a daycare center in North Philadelphia, police say. The incident happened on the 2700 block of Germantown Avenue just after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say the molotov cocktail broke the window of the daycare. A fire was started outside the building but it did not reach inside.READ MORE: Apartment Fire In Norwood Leaves Several People Injured
There were no children or employees inside the daycare at the time.
The man got into a white Toyota on the passenger side and fled the scene. He was apprehended at 2nd Street and Allegheny Avenue but the driver of the vehicle was not on the scene.
Police arrested the man and the fire marshal declared the fire an arson.READ MORE: South Jersey Family Helping Those Affected By Ida In Louisiana
The identity of the suspect has not been released at this time.
An investigation is ongoing between the Philadelphia Police Department, specialized ATF Agents, and members of the Philadelphia Fire Marshal’s Office.
Officials confirm several incendiary devices were found but it is still early in the investigation. No further information is available.MORE NEWS: FEMA Recovery Center Opens In Philadelphia
CBS3’s Natasha Brown contributed to this report.