Man, 53, arrested for throwing Molotov cocktail at Yeshiva students in Manhattan: cops

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Police say this man tossed a Molotov cocktail at a group of men standing outside 356 West 37 St. early Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (Photo: NYPD)

MANHATTAN – Police have arrested a man who allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at students in Manhattan last Friday.

Thomas Miles, 53, of Queens, approached a group of Yeshiva students in front of 356 West 37 St. and allegedly threw a glass bottle containing a flammable liquid and a burning rag in their direction, cops said. The bottle shattered on the ground and started a fire in front of the location, while Miles ran from the scene, according the NYPD.

None of the students were injured in the incident, authorities say.

Miles faces several charges, including attempted murder, attempted felony assault, criminal possession of weapon and reckless endangerment, police said.

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