Westwood man tried to torch Cincinnati police headquarters, complaint alleges

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jul 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 12:49:02-04

CINCINNATI -- A 26-year-old man tried to torch Cincinnati Police District One headquarters Saturday, according to court records.

Martay Simpson

Martay Simpson, of Westwood, is charged with two counts of aggravated arson and one count of vandalism.

A criminal complaint alleges Simpson lit a can of gasoline on fire and put it against the back of the building on Ezzard Charles Drive, causing it to catch fire.

District One houses many administrative offices for the police department, including the police chief and his staff.

Simpson is scheduled for an arraignment hearing Monday.