Deputy executing a search warrant injured by Molotov cocktail


COLLINGDALE, Pennsylvania — A Delaware County sheriff’s officer suffered second-degree burns after being hit by a Molotov cocktail while serving a warrant in Collingdale Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The Delaware County Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2wKvm2l) the deputy’s partner and other police officers rushed to extinguish the flames when the incendiary device set the deputy afire around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The officer is being treated at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for 2nd-degree burns to his left leg.

The suspect, Jeromy Jones, then barricaded himself inside the house for about an hour but later surrendered to police and was arrested.

Collingdale Police Chief Bob Adams says the house had an “extreme odor of gasoline” and more than five other incendiary devices were found. The unused devices were burned.

“I never tried to kill anybody,” Jones said as he was led to a police SUV headed for the Delaware County jail. His bail is set at $1 million.

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