News Thomas Miles threw burning rag, flammable liquid at group of men in midtown: NYPD The NYPD said Thomas Miles, 53, threw a glass bottle containing a burning rag and flammable liquid at a group of men on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Photo Credit: NYPD By JAMIE REYSEN email@example.com October 16, 2015 7:44 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Police say a Queens man started a fire in midtown last Friday when he threw a glass bottle containing flammable liquid and a burning rag at a group of men. The NYPD says Thomas Miles, 53, threw the glass at a group of men in front of a building on West 37th Street just after 1:30 p.m. The bottle shattered and started a fire, but no one was injured, police say. Miles has since been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder; nine counts of attempted felony assault, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and three counts of reckless endangerment, police said. recommended reading Major crime in NYC by borough By JAMIE REYSEN firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.