In Ferguson: Man Arrested for Attempting to Set Police Car on Fire; Officer’s Nose Broken

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – A St. Louis man is under arrest for attempting to set a Ferguson police car on fire Sunday night.

Henry Stokes, 44, allegedly placed a napkin into the fuel tank spout and was attempting to set it on fire with a lighter when officers spotted him.

Stokes ran from the scene but was chased down and arrested.

He’s being held on $25,000 dollars for attempting to cause a catastrophe and resisting arrest.

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Police also report that a Ferguson police officer was punched in the face during Sunday night’s protest, and his nose was broken.

There were also several gunshots fired in the area but no injuries reported.

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