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Mayfair man arrested in firebombing case

Po­lice ar­res­ted a May­fair man after he al­legedly shot at and fire­bombed an un­oc­cu­pied Frank­ford house Thursday morn­ing.

No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted in con­nec­tion with the 6:35 a.m. in­cid­ent, said Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man. Wit­nesses told po­lice that they saw a man fire sev­er­al rounds from a hand­gun to­ward a house on the 1500 block of Foulk­rod St. The gun­man then forced open a door and tossed what ap­peared to be a bottle with a flam­ing rag in­to the res­id­ence, O’Bri­en said.

The gun­man may have fired more shots be­fore flee­ing.

Po­lice soon re­ceived a tip from an un­dis­closed source identi­fy­ing the gun­man as Mi­chael Hol­ley, 34, of the 2600 block of El­bridge St. Of­ficers ar­res­ted him at his home shortly be­fore 7 p.m.

Hol­ley re­mained in po­lice cus­tody on Fri­day af­ter­noon with form­al charges pending. Po­lice did not dis­close a sus­pec­ted motive. ••

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