Police arrest person of interest in City County Building firebombing

Police say they have arrested a Madison man in connection with an arson attack June 24 at the City County Building in Madison.

Marquon M. Clark, 26, had been identified as a person of interest and was taken into custody Wednesday on a probation hold during a traffic stop.

While officers were trying to stop Clark's car, the driver of a pickup truck – which was following behind Clark's car - intentionally swerved at a marked Madison Police squad car, according to police.

The squad would have been rammed had the officer not taken evasive maneuvers, according to police.

The truck's driver, Conner M. Fleck, age 25, Pardeeville, WI, was arrested for second degree recklessly endangering safety.

As previously reported, someone threw the firebomb around 1 a.m. during a night of unrest.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said it landed near the 911 center and started a fire inside the building. Dispatchers had to be evacuated and the backup 911 center was activated.

The City County Building houses Dane County's 911 communications office, the Madison Police Department and other city and county services.

"We are looking to the public to help us identify this individual," said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jon Ortiz, of the ATF St. Paul Field Division. "This is a serious crime that put a number of lives at risk. Acts like this will not be tolerated. If you know who threw this device, ATF is offering up to $5,000 for information."

If you have information on who the man in the photo is you're asked to call Crimestoppers at (608) 266-6014 or online a www.P3Tips.com.

Photo: WKOW

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