(Library) Door at Baltimore Hebrew Univervisity Firebombed

Posted: 8/7/2006 2:50:00 PM
Author: Gus G. Sentementes
Source: Reported in the Baltimore Sun of August 3, 2006

(Library)Door at Baltimore Hebrew University Firebombed
Note from Librarians for Fairness to the bigoted American Library Association: Do you intend to protest that a firebomb
was thrown at Hebrew University (Baltimore) Library's door? Our guess is that you will be silent!

by Gus G. Sentementes
Sun Reporter
Originally published August 3, 2006, 11:37 AM EDT
Baltimore police are investigating a firebombing at Baltimore Hebrew University after an employee reported a loud noise and then a fire at the base of a side door of a building in the 5800 block of Park Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

The incident occurred about 2:45 p.m. yesterday. Agent Donny Moses, a city police spokesman, said the female employee alerted maintenance workers who came and extinguished the small fire and then alerted authorities.

Moses said detectives determined the fire was started by an incendiary device, such as a Molotov cocktail, thrown at a steel door, causing no damage. It is being investigated by the department's arson unit, but has not yet been classified as a hate crime.

"At this point, there's nothing that would indicate that this is a hate crime," Moses said. "They have problems with juveniles in that area."

The spokesman said no notes or messages were left. Any witnesses are asked to contact the arson unit at 410-396-2645.