Connecticut Man Sentenced for Unlawful
Possession of Destructive Devices
Contact: James M. Moore
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Alex Glossian,
26, of Indian Island, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine by Chief Judge
John A. Woodcock, Jr., to 37 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a special
assessment of $100. Glossian pled guilty on February 2, 2012 to one count of unlawful possession of a
Molotov cocktail, an unregistered destructive device. He was also ordered by the Court to pay $9,070 in
restitution for damage caused by use of the incendiary devices.
Court records reveal that on June 2, 2010, Glossian and another individual made “Molotov
cocktails” using gasoline and 40 ounce beer bottles. A video surveillance recording retrieved by
investigators showed Glossian purchasing bottles of beer and gasoline a short time before the two
devices were assembled, lit and thrown through windows at an Indian Island home. One of the devices
was retrieved intact after it was thrown into the house. The second device ignited after shattering a
bedroom window and caused extensive damage.
An Explosives Enforcement Officer employed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives as well as a Maine State Fire Marshalls Investigator provided evidence based on burn
patterns that a bottle had shattered as it passed through a bedroom window, causing the ignitable liquid
to spread across the room and burn the exterior of the home as well as a bed, a closet and furnishings in
The investigation was conducted jointly by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, the Penobscot Indian Nation Police Department and the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office.
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