NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A suspect has been arrested after officials say he was caught on video hurling a Molotov cocktail at a Brooklyn building.

Video shows the suspect walking in the middle of Riverdale Avenue near Van Siclen last Saturday with two bottles of flammable liquid at around 12:47 p.m.

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The suspect can be seen lighting one of the bottles and throwing it at the roof of a barber shop. The shop was open and had employees and customers inside at the time.

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George Thomas (credit: FDNY)

George Thomas, 35, was arrested and is charged with arson in the first degree. Fire Marshals say he had a dispute at the barber shop earlier in the day.

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“Deliberately igniting a fire on the roof of an occupied business is a reckless and dangerous act, which could have taken the lives of many innocent people,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.