Man arrested in Molotov cocktail attack at US-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO - A 39-year-old man is charged with throwing a lit Molotov cocktail at inspectors at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in San Diego.
 
Ricardo Martinez is charged with assaulting a federal officer Wednesday at the San Ysidro port of entry, the nation's busiest. Despite a large fireball, no injuries or property damage is reported.
 
Authorities say the incendiary device landed about a yard south of a vehicle inspection booth near four officers and motorists.
 
The federal complaint says Martinez, a U.S. citizen, admitted to authorities that he ignited the bottle filled with gasoline and stuffed with a rag. It doesn't say whether Martinez disclosed a motive.
 
Martinez was booked into jail in downtown San Diego. There is no attorney listed for him in court records.

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