Corning Police Arrest Man Charged With Throwing Molotov Cocktail At Officers

Corning Police say a man attacked them with a Molotov Cocktail. At 5:39PM Wednesday afternoon, officers inside the police station on Fourth Street heard a loud banging noise outside and went to investigate. 32-year-old Cassidy Brent Russ was walking away onto Solano Street while fumbling with something in front of him and ignoring officers. An officer in a patrol car stopped in front of Russ, who then reportedly lit a Molotov cocktail and threw it toward the officer. It missed and hit a parked car. Russ fled on foot with the officer chasing him in his car until an off duty officer tackled him. While struggling, Russ kept putting his hands in his waistband and his backpack despite baton strikes until he was handcuffed. He was booked into jail for charges that include attempted murder with bail at One Million Dollars. Russ had been wanted for allegedly throwing another Molotov Cocktail at some parked patrol cars last July.


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