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Molotov Cocktail Attack Caught On CCTV
A Molotov cocktail attack, which set a man on fire and left him severely injured, has been caught on CCTV in California.
The 54-year-old victim was hit with the incendiary device while sitting outside a grocery store in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles, waiting for his father to do his shopping on Friday evening.
He is in a critical but stable condition with severe burns to his body, police said.
"There's no motive that we're aware of at this point, but of course it's still under investigation," police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.
In the footage, captured by a surveillance camera and posted on the internet by the Long Beach Police Department, the victim is seen sitting on the ground with his back against the front wall of the store.
He is suddenly engulfed in a ball of flame as another man runs past.
The victim then runs out to the car park where bystanders rush to his aid and help put out the flames.
Another onlooker is seen helping a woman pull her baby out of harm's way near the flames. Police said no-one else was hurt.
Eyewitnesses told police they saw a man, aged between 25 and 30 years of age, ignite a bottle of liquid before throwing it at the feet of the victim.