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Suspected firebombing at east Detroit home probed

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News
Crime tape

Authorities are investigating a suspected firebombing Friday at a home on Detroit's east side.

A 48-year-old resident told investigators that she and her family were upstairs in the 14000 block of Rossini about 8:30 p.m. when they heard a noise on the lower level. When they came downstairs, the kitchen was ablaze.

The woman also spotted a man in a black hooded sweatshirt and tan pants running down the driveway, police said in a statement. 

She and seven other relatives, including a 10-year-old, were able to escape without injury, according to the notice.

Anyone with information on the incident can anonymously reach Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.