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Subject Suspect throws chemical, Molotov cocktail at NYPD officers after fleeing traffic stop
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One NYPD officer is recovering after being injured after a motorist threw a caustic chemical after he was pulled over for running a red light on Saturday morning.

According to police, the officer attempted to pull over a 2000 Lincoln Towncar shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday morning in East Flatbush. As one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle, throwing a cup full of a "caustic liquid substance" at the officer. The driver then fled.

Responding cops spotted the vehicle a short time later. When police pulled up behind the vehicle, the driver reportedly pulled over, exited his vehicle, and threw a lit Molotov cocktail at the police officer. According to police, the Molotov, made in a vodka bottle, struck the patrol vehicle and bounced off, shattering in the street. No one was injured.

The driver then sped away again, before crashing his vehicle and being arrested. The driver, identified as 44-year-old Lionel Virgile. According to local reporting, they recovered some sort of "writings" in the vehicle along with three other unused Molotov cocktails.

Virgile is pending charges for the crimes. According to reports, it is likely that Virgile might face federal charges for the attack on the officers. The officer who was doused with the chemical is being treated for burns.
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