ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police have arrested a man they say threw a Molotov cocktail at an Ellicott City tavern.

It happened about 1:20 a.m. Friday at The Diamondback Tavern. Police say a man drove up, threw the Molotov cocktail at the business and drove off.

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Authorities say the device did not hit the building and tavern employees put the fire in the street out. Police say employees recognized the man who threw the device as a patron who had been thrown out for disorderly conduct about an hour earlier.

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Police went to the patron’s home and arrested him.

Twenty-four-year-old Kenneth Norman Conway of Elkridge was charged with arson and other offenses.

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