Somebody apparently tried to set Dorchester District Court on fire around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to Boston Police.
Police report that when officers arrived to investigate a call from the courthouse security manager, they found an incendiary device in the first-session court room: "A broken window was discovered with a glass bottle containing an unknown gelatin like substance lying on the carpet below the window. Charring of the flooring was also noted below the device. The device had what appeared to be a wick protruding from within the bottle."
The city hazmat squad was called to remove the device because officers did not know what was in it. It was then sent to a State Police lab for analysis and for detection of any possible fingerprints.