Arson Investigation being Conducted at Dorchester District Court

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, at approximately 12:30pm, Boston Police Officers, assigned out of Area C-11 (Dorchester), responded to the Dorchester District Court – 510 Washington Street, to investigate an arson.

Officers arrived on-scene and spoke with the security manager of the building who led them to the first session court room. A broken window was discovered with a glass bottle containing an unknown gelatin like substance lying on the carpet below the window. Charring of the flooring was also noted below the device. The device had what appeared to be a wick protruding from within the bottle.

The Arson Unit was called and responded. It was decided to have the Hazardous Material Unit remove the device from the property due to its unknown contents. The device was transported to the Massachusetts State Police Laboratory for analysis of its contents as well as to be fingerprinted.