Feb 6 2014
ATLANTA: Iranian Muslim student’s ‘premature detonation’ causes 3rd degree burns over 90% of his body
But what do we hear from the police after finding a Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene in his apartment? Police say they don’t believe Saamer Akhshabi (photo right) was trying to make a bomb.(Of course he wasn’t. After all, everyone knows it’s normal to keep several bottles of highly flammable liquids and bombs in your apartment. Got it)
AJC (h/t MariaJ) Saamer Akhshabi, a Georgia Tech graduate student from Iran remains in critical condition in a nearby hospital.
Late Tuesday night, it wasn’t known what caused the fire. But an FBI spokesman said the man’s burns were possibly from an incendiary device. “At this time, we are assisting in furthering the investigation to determine how the male received the injuries and how the fire started,” Officer John Chafee with Atlanta police said.
In addition to what police described as a Molotov cocktail — a container filled with flammable material, and often topped with a make-shift fuse — police said several gasoline- or kerosene-filled bottles were found in the apartment.
Police reported the incident to U.S. Homeland Security, and a police SWAT team, and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI were called in.