Authorities searching for man accused of throwing Molotov cocktail near Texas Capitol

A $10,000 reward is being offered for any tips that may lead to his arrest

A search is underway for a man accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail near the Texas Capitol earlier this week. (KSAT)

AUSTIN, Texas – A search is underway for a man accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail near the Texas Capitol earlier this week, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The incident happened just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 31, when a man approached a church at 13th Street and Lavaca Street, near the Capitol Complex, and threw a Molotov cocktail against the wall of the building.

By the time authorities were called to the scene, the man had already left on foot.

He was last seen wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt with a Pizza Planet design, black shorts, white tennis shoes, a black backpack, latex gloves and had a skateboard.

Anyone with more information on the incident or the man involved can contact Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), or submit a tip online.

A reward of $10,000 is being offered for any information that helps lead to the man’s identification and arrest. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.