Lynden man charged in connection with Molotov cocktail incident

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A Lynden man has been charged for possessing a Molotov cocktail.

On February 1, at 1:55 a.m., two men were denied access to a Hamilton nightclub, for reasons unknown to police. They allegedly returned less than an hour later.

According to police, the security guards tending the door recognized the truck and occupants from the previous incident. A guard approached the truck, and noticed "activity which caused some concern," said police.

One man allegedly emerged from the truck with a Molotov cocktail, uttered death threats to the guard, and threw the bomb, either at a doorman or the building.

The other man allegedly had a second Molotov cocktail, but door staff apprehended the pair before causing any damage, say police.

The doormen extinguished the flame and held the men until police arrived. The Hamilton Fire Department responded to ensure the flame had been fully extinguished. There were no personal injuries, and it's unknown at this time if there was damage to the building.

John Lawson, 19, of Lynden, is charged with possession of an incendiary device, and Mark Korperniak, 20, of Hamilton, with uttering a death threat, assault with a weapon, arson endangering life and possession of an incendiary device. The pair were held in custody until their bail hearing, later that day.

Lynden man charged in connection with Molotov cocktail incident

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A Lynden man has been charged for possessing a Molotov cocktail.

On February 1, at 1:55 a.m., two men were denied access to a Hamilton nightclub, for reasons unknown to police. They allegedly returned less than an hour later.

According to police, the security guards tending the door recognized the truck and occupants from the previous incident. A guard approached the truck, and noticed "activity which caused some concern," said police.

One man allegedly emerged from the truck with a Molotov cocktail, uttered death threats to the guard, and threw the bomb, either at a doorman or the building.

The other man allegedly had a second Molotov cocktail, but door staff apprehended the pair before causing any damage, say police.

The doormen extinguished the flame and held the men until police arrived. The Hamilton Fire Department responded to ensure the flame had been fully extinguished. There were no personal injuries, and it's unknown at this time if there was damage to the building.

John Lawson, 19, of Lynden, is charged with possession of an incendiary device, and Mark Korperniak, 20, of Hamilton, with uttering a death threat, assault with a weapon, arson endangering life and possession of an incendiary device. The pair were held in custody until their bail hearing, later that day.

Lynden man charged in connection with Molotov cocktail incident

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

A Lynden man has been charged for possessing a Molotov cocktail.

On February 1, at 1:55 a.m., two men were denied access to a Hamilton nightclub, for reasons unknown to police. They allegedly returned less than an hour later.

According to police, the security guards tending the door recognized the truck and occupants from the previous incident. A guard approached the truck, and noticed "activity which caused some concern," said police.

One man allegedly emerged from the truck with a Molotov cocktail, uttered death threats to the guard, and threw the bomb, either at a doorman or the building.

The other man allegedly had a second Molotov cocktail, but door staff apprehended the pair before causing any damage, say police.

The doormen extinguished the flame and held the men until police arrived. The Hamilton Fire Department responded to ensure the flame had been fully extinguished. There were no personal injuries, and it's unknown at this time if there was damage to the building.

John Lawson, 19, of Lynden, is charged with possession of an incendiary device, and Mark Korperniak, 20, of Hamilton, with uttering a death threat, assault with a weapon, arson endangering life and possession of an incendiary device. The pair were held in custody until their bail hearing, later that day.