Hearing Date Set for Sub Shop Explosion Suspect
Horace Thompson was arrested by Washington Metropolitan Police last month after his release from the Washington Burn Center.
A preliminary hearing date has been set for Horace Thompson, the 25-year-old suspect charged with igniting an incendiary device at the Sub Shop in Lorton in February. Thompson, who has no fixed address, will make a plea in Fairfax County Criminal Court on May 8.
The Sub Shop was destroyed on the morning of Wednesday, Feb 6, when an incendiary device exploded. Restaurant owner Lawrence Reese was inside at the time, and was injured by the blast. Read Reese's account of the incident here.
A suspect, possibly injured, was seen leaving the scene on foot.
Thompson was arrested after his release from the Washington Burn Center by Washington Metropolitan Police on Feb. 14. He was transferred to Fairfax County and served with warrants for arson of an occupied building and aggravated malicious wounding.