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A TEEN has been charged with an arson attack on a Portland Federal Courthouse during on-going protests in the city.

Cops identified Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, 18, after his grandma boasted she’d bought a distinctive green protective vest for him in a product review on Twitter.

5The distinctive green protective vest worn by Agard-Berryhill

 

Agard-Berryhill appeared in a federal court on Friday and accused of lighting and throwing a large firework over the fence at the front of the Mark O.

Hatfield U.S. Courthouse.

Portland has been the site of violent clashes between protesters and cops for several weeks with the courthouse a flash point.

In early July, the Trump administration sent federal agents to the Oregon city as apart of Operation Legend, in order to help local law enforcement keep order between police and “violent” crimes plaguing the city.

Federal authorities said the firework thrown by Agard-Berryhill struck protective wood covering the entrance and set it on fire in Tuesday’s attack.

He was identified through a YouTube video that captured the clothing he was wearing and a post on social media, the Oregonian reports.

Investigators also spotted his grandma said she bought the tactical vest he was seen wearing in photos from a recent night at the downtown protests, according to the affidavit.

The product review on the online retailer’s website also had a photo of Agard-Berryhill wearing the vest.

5The federal courthouse has been a flashpoint for violenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5The product review had a picture of him and came from his grandma

“I got this for my grandson who’s a protestor downtown, he uses it every night and says it does the job,” said the woman using the ID “grammaf”.

The explosion started a fire inside the courthouse and federal officers collected samples of the fragments to be sent to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for analysis.

Gabriel Agard-Berryhill turned himself in to authorities on Thursday and they said surveillance footage also shows throwing an “incendiary object” into the entrance of the downtown courthouse.

Agard-Berryhill told federal officers an unknown man in a ski mask handed him what he thought was a spinner-type firework that would rotate with varied colors when lit.

He admitted lighting the device, described as the size of a piece of chalk and throwing it over the fence, ATF agent Amanda Johnson wrote in an affidavit.

Agard-Berryhill said he was shocked to hear the “concussive” sound that it produced and it scared him and told federal officers he didn’t intend to hurt anyone, Johnson wrote.

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U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said Friday praised the work of the ATF and US Marshals Service in identifying the suspect “before he had an opportunity to hurt others”.

“No legitimate protest message is advanced by throwing a large explosive device against a government building,” he said.

“Mr. Agard-Berryhill’s actions could have gravely injured law enforcement officers positioned near the courthouse, other protesters standing nearby, or himself.”

5Federal officers walk past al fire while dispersing a protest in front of the courtCredit: Rex Features 5A crowd of protesters gather around a newly-reinforced permitter fence outside the Mark O. Hatfield CourthouseCredit: Getty Images - Getty

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Miley Cyrus Looks Smoking Hot In A Revealing Black Outfit Complete With Sheer Stockings

Miley Cyrus took to her Instagram account on Sunday to share yet another revealing pic with her adoring fans. The singer flashed some skin in a racy outfit as she served up a sultry look for the camera.

In the stunning snap, Miley looked smoking hot as she rocked a tiny black top. The shirt clung tightly to her chest and featured thick straps that fell over her shoulders and showcased her toned arms.

She teamed the top with a pair of matching bikini briefs that wrapped snugly around her petite waist and exposed her flat tummy and impressive abs in the process.

She accessorized the style with a pair of long gloves with jeweled accents and some sheer stockings. She added some chains around her waist as well and appeared to wear some dark, pointed-toe heels on her feet.

Miley posed with her legs apart for the snap. She held a microphone stand in her hands and rested her head against it as she looked away from the camera with a blank expression on her face. The background was black and a red light illuminated her skin.

She wore her short blond hair with a fringe bang. She had the golden locks styled in straight strands that brushed over the back of her neck.

Miley’s over 113 million followers went wild for the snap. Cans clicked the like button on the photo over 581,000 times in less than 24 hours after it was shared to her account. Her adoring fans also flocked to the comments section to leave more than 5,500 messages about the photo during that time.

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Forever and ever no more. ???? The #MidnightSky is the road I’m taking…. head high up in the clouds.

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“ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME HAVE A HEART ATTACK???” one follower declared.

“YUP WE CHOSE THE RIGHT QUEEN TO STAN,” another stated.

“You are finally here. It has been a long way to wait. We are here to support you queen as always,” a third comment read.

“Wow you look gorgeous queen,” a fourth social media user wrote.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Miley and her boyfriend, singer Cody Simpson, were recently spotted out and about during a coffee date in Calabasas, California. She wore a tight tank top with spaghetti straps and a pair of matching spandex bike shorts for the casual outing.

Meanwhile, Cody was said to sport a white t-shirt and a pair of athletic shorts, which he paired with some sneakers. Both star reportedly complied with the mask mandate and wore face coverings as the paparazzi snapped their photos.

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