Police: 'Molotov Cocktail' thrown into PG County liquor store, employee seriously burned

Kevon Robert Edwards (Prince George's County Police)

Fire Investigators arrested a man accused of throwing a "Molotov Cocktail" into a Beltsville liquor store that left an employee hospitalized with serious burns, according to authorities.

Prince George's County Police say that on Sunday at around 8:30 p.m., someone came into the store in the in the 11700 block of Beltsville Drive and allegedly threw the lite bottle of flammable liquid at two employees. The Molotov burned the two men and set fire to some of the "combustible" products, police say.

The suspect left the store but was later stopped by an officer, police say.

Firefighters were called to the scene, put out the fire and treated the two employees. One was released but the other is still in the hospital with serious injuries, according to officials.

Fire Investigators arrested Kevon Robert Edwards, 24, of Laurel who is charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted second degree murder, assault first degree, two counts of assault second degree, arson second degree, reckless endangerment and four counts of destructive device– manufacture/possess/distribute.

Police say they are still working to determine a motive at this time.

Edwards is currently being held without bond at the County Detention Center in Upper Marlboro.

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