PORTLAND -- A Portland patrol car was hit with a Molotov cocktail early Monday morning while parked in a lot near the North Precinct Police Bureau at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Emerson Street.
Sergey Yefimobich Turzhanskiy, 24, was accused of first-degree attempted arson, possession of a destructive device, second-degree disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, attempting to elude by vehicle and obstruction of governmental administration.
I heard a noise in the southeast corner of our lot and one of the neighbors yelled that someone tried to firebomb one of our patrol cars, said Sgt. Andrew Edgecomb. I looked up saw a person running away, gave chase and caught that person several blocks away and he's in custody right now.
Several other neighbors heard popping and loud bangs from the lit bomb tossed by a bicyclist about 1:30 a.m.
The bomb reportedly hit the hood of the police car and exploded after hitting the ground.
No one was injured. The police car was not damaged, said Sgt. Pete Simpson.