Cellicia Hunt, 35, was arrested on Friday afternoon after she walked into the USCIS office in Oakland Park, Florida with a lit Molotov cocktail. She threw the gasoline filled device, but the fuse detached from the bottle, so it did not explode. She was taken into custody by the Federal Protective Service.
(2/2) … This is the 2d attack on a DHS facility in 2 months using a Molotov cocktail. Violence has no place in our society. Thankfully, no one was hurt today. We’re grateful to our security guards & the law enforcement officers of FPS who apprehended and arrested the assailant.— USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli (@USCISCuccinelli) August 31, 2019
Court documents said the incident was also captured on surveillance video.
The woman, Cellicia Hunt, was charged with maliciously attempting to damage or destroy a government building by fire, according to court records. The 35-year-old is expected to appear in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday.
She was being held without bail in a local jail Saturday and it was not immediately clear whether she had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.
No one was injured, but one person in the USCIS office felt sick from the smell of gasoline. Had Hunt’s plan worked, there would have been many devastating injuries. She was willing to kill or maim employees of the USCIS for political reasons.
This is just the latest in a series of attacks on immigration agencies. In July, an Antifa member or at least a man who claimed “I am Antifa,” tried to destroy an ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington. In San Antonio, two separate USCIS facilities had windows shot at by someone with a rifle in “targeted attacks.”
The increasing level of violence from people who hate the President and his immigration policies is becoming extreme.
Featured photo: Cellicia Hunt mugshot