Posted on September 3, 2019

Molotov Cocktail Thrown into US Citizenship and Immigration Office

Associated Press, August 31, 2019

A woman threw a lit Molotov cocktail into the lobby of a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Oakland Park, Florida, on Friday. No one was injured, according to a report sent to Trump administration officials and seen by the Associated Press.

The woman walked into the office on Friday afternoon and threw a bottle filled with gasoline. A lit fuse disconnected from the bottle and the device did not ignite, according to the report.

Law enforcement officials believe the woman intended to cause harm but the incident was not related to other recent instances in which homeland security agencies were targeted.


Security officers handcuffed the woman and she was taken into custody by Federal Protective Service officers. Court documents said the incident was captured on video.

The woman, Cellicia Hunt, was charged with maliciously attempting to damage or destroy a government building by fire, according to court records. The 35-year-old was expected to appear in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday.

She was being held without bail in a local jail on Saturday and it was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.


Cellicia Hunt