‘Firebomb’ thrown into Atlanta law office, fire officials say

ATLANTA — Atlanta fire officials confirmed that a “firebomb” was thrown into a law office Sunday.

Fire crews were called to the building at 2200 Fairburn Road. A fire was extinguished and there were no reported injuries. The case is still under investigation.

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The address is listed as the office for Arrington & Phillips, LLP. One of the partners, Marvin S. Arrington Jr., is also the Fulton County commissioner representing District 5.

Channel 2 investigative reporter Ashli Lincoln spoke with Commissioner Arrington over the phone Sunday night. He confirmed that his office was the target of the attack.

Arrington said a hired contractor was inside the building at the time of the attack.

“Apparently they walked up, they were behind the office, so apparently they left a gasoline can and they left a roll of toilet tissue and I assume they had left two or three, or some amount that started the fire,” Arrington told Lincoln. “So hopefully they will be able to find who did this.

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Arrington said he didn’t know why his law office would have been targeted. He says they haven’t had any threats made or vandalism done to the property before.

Authorities have not identified any suspects or a motive.


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