St. Louis MO April 25 2012 - A man has been charged for throwing a flaming object at the Robert A. Young building in downtown St. Louis early Monday.
Jeremiah Merello McGee, 33, of Fairview Heights Illinois has been arrested and charged with attempted destruction of United States property by fire or explosion.
According to court documents, the suspect approached the Robert A. Young Federal Building at 1:11a.m. and parked his car close to the guard shack.
A security guard watched the suspect walk up to the building, then return to his car to retrieve some sort of object.
As the guard got closer to the suspect he saw the suspect light the object on fire and throw it against the northwest corner of the building. An explosion, big flash, and brief fire scorched the wall of the building and sidewalk.
Police officers were able to recover a broken glass bottle from the scene.
If convicted, McGee faces between five and 20 years in prison, and fines up to $250,000.