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Molotov cocktail thrown into Va. mall, suspect expected to face federal charges

Leon A. Traille, Jr.
WUSA

(CBS) ARLINGTON, Va.- Federal charges are expected against Leon A. Traille, Jr., who was arrested by Arlington County police  after he allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail inside the Ballston Common Mall on Thursday, WUSA reports.

The 29-year-old is accused of reckless endangerment, attempted malicious bodily injury by use of fire, and use of a fire bomb.

Traille was located and arrested three hours after police closed the mall and searched the nearby area. He was then questioned by the FBI, ATF and police.

A bomb technician examined the backpack belonging to the suspect; police said they later found three more similar devices inside the mall.

 Traille was due in Arlington County Court Friday for a preliminary hearing, police say.