An NYPD officer was treated for mild chemical burn to his skin and eyes Saturday after a man reportedly threw bleach on him during a Brooklyn traffic stop.
The same man is accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail at an occupied police vehicle during a pursuit. The firebomb did not detonate.
Lionel Virgile, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, faces a federal charge of arson with injury that carries a 7-to-40-year prison sentence. Virgile is in federal custody, ABC7 reports.
Investigators are still trying to determine if he had been intentionally targeting police.