Occupy Portland Protester Arrested for Molotov Cocktail Attack on Portland World Trade Center


David J. Hodson was arrested today for throwing a Molotov cocktail at the World Trade Center in Portland.

Occupy Portland protester was arrested again today at the squatters camp. He was arrested on Sunday for setting fires at the camp.
Oregon Live reported:

A 29-year-old man was arrested this morning inside the Occupy Portland encampment, police said, on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail onto a staircase at the World Trade Center last night.

David J. Hodson was booked into the Justice Center Jail on accusations of first degree arson, manufacturing a destructive device, possession of a destructive device and second-degree criminal mischief. His bail was set at $272,500.

Lt. Robert King, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said officers were given a “very good description” of the man who threw the incendiary device and located him inside the Occupy Portland camp.

King said Hodson was arrested on Sunday for starting several fires inside the camp.

No one was injured in the incident, which scorched a staircase between two escalators at the center, located at 121 Southwest Salmon Street.

Paul Corah, a Portland Fire Bureau spokesman, said Hodson was responsible for the incendiary device as well as separate act of vandalism to the Smart Park parking structure at 123 Southwest Jefferson Street.

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