Man Charged with Firebombing E.Providence Station

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Authorities say they have arrested a man who allegedly firebombed an occupied East Providence fire station more than two years ago.

Police say 41-year-old Richard Carden of Pawtucket was arrested at his home over the weekend and charged with first-degree arson. He was arraigned Tuesday and sent to jail pending a bail hearing. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Officials did not disclose a possible motive for the April 2008 firebombing when a “Molotov cocktail device” was thrown through the glass door, causing $35,000 worth of damage. No one was hurt.

Police Chief Joseph Tavares says local authorities as well as the state fire marshal and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives collaborated on the case.

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