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Brooklyn bodega struck with Molotov cocktail

A Molotov cocktail is a mix of gasoline and motor oil in a glass bottle usually lit with a wick made from a cloth or rag. It is a popular weapon for protesters in areas of civil unrest.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 24, 2014 at 3:12 PM

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- The NYPD released a video of a man throwing a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn bodega, striking a bodega worker and setting the store ablaze.

The video is from the store's surveillance footage, and was captured on Wednesday at the store located on the Fort Hamilton Parkway.

A co-worker used water to put out the fire, and the clerk was not seriously injured.

The NYPD is seeking public assistance in identifying the suspect.

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