Portland fire-bomb suspect linked to anarchists

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 3 at 12:03 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge says a man accused of throwing a firebomb at a Portland police car could be released while awaiting trial.

But one of the conditions set Wednesday for Sergey Turzhanskiy is that he have no contact or communication with anarchist groups.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/jKnecM) he's specifically ordered to have no contact with a group called Resist the Northwest Grand Jury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer says the group is trying to obstruct an inquiry into the May Day firebombing of a federal courthouse in Seattle.

Defense lawyer Patrick J. Ehlers says Turzhanskiy does not have a significant criminal record and no one was injured last November when the Molotov cocktail was thrown at a parked police car.

Trial is set for March 5.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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