Firebomb attack at County Commissioner’s Law Office
Atlanta authorities are investigating a firebombing after a device was thrown into a law office on Sunday night.
Local fire crews responded to reports of a fire in southwest Atlanta at a building in the 2000 block of Fairburn Road SW.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze and no injuries were reported, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. Investigators Recount the media that the rear of the building was damaged in the attack.
A firebomb is a bomb that causes a fire instead of exploding.
The motive for the attack is not yet clear. Newsweek contacted Marvin S. Arrington Jr, a Fulton County commissioner who is also associated with the law firm that was affected – Arrington & Phillips, LLP.
Commissioner Arrington told WSB-TV 2 on Sunday evening that a hired contractor was inside his office building at the time of the incident.
“Apparently they came up, they were behind the desk, so apparently they left a can of gas and they left a roll of toilet paper and I guess they left two or three, or some amount that started the fire,” Arrington said. “So hopefully they can find out who did this.”
He added that his office had never been targeted before.
The Atlanta Fire Department has launched an investigation into the incident, 11Alive reported.
Arrington, a father of four and an Atlanta native, serves Fulton County District 5, which includes East Atlanta, East Point, South Fulton, and parts of Union City and College Park.
He has accumulated more than two decades of litigation and legal proceedings, and is a well-known “Super” lawyer, according to his commissioner profile. His term began in January 2019 and expires on December 31, 2022.
He is the son of Marvin Arrington, Sr., a retired Fulton County Superior Court Judge and former Atlanta City Council President, and Marilyn Arrington, a retired educator.
“Mr. Arrington adheres to a strong credo of community service and empowerment,” the Fulton County website states.
The Arrington Law Firm describes itself as a full-service law firm “serving the needs of individuals, families, and professionals” in the Atlanta metro area. The firm’s practice areas include Personal Injury, Entertainment Law, Criminal Law/DUI, Antitrust Law, Investment Funds Litigation, Construction Litigation, Copyright , real estate litigation, environmental law, personal injury and health care.
In a separate incident in May 2021, a local resident set a Los Angeles police station on fire with a Molotov cocktail.
The individual threw the Molotov cocktail at the gates of the police department’s Topanga Division located in the 2150 block of Schoenborn Street, police said. Newsweek at the time.