Man throws lit firework at Prince George’s Co. police officer

A Prince George's County police car is seen. (Courtesy Prince George's County Police Department)
A man threw a lit firework at a Prince George’s County, Maryland, police officer who was sitting in a marked cruiser last week.

The incident happened near Walters Lane and Hil-Mar Drive in Forestville. Police said an officer working a high-visibility enforcement assignment was sitting in a marked cruiser when a man threw the firework.

Police said the man planned to throw the firework at the police while another person recorded it.

No one was hurt, and police have identified a suspect and are working on charging him.

In a statement, police Chief Hank Stawinski said they will not tolerate such attacks on a department officers.

“Fireworks are dangerous and this is far more than simple jackassery,” Stawinski said.

You can watch a video of the incident on the Prince George’s County police blog.

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Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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