Dozens of cars burned in several cities in Sweden on Monday evening.
Gothenburg police and fire services were alerted to the first blaze after 9pm, after which several more calls came in from the city as well as Trollhättan, Lysekil and Falkenberg some 100 kilometres away.
“We have been to around 20 places in Gothenburg. It’s mainly vehicles that have burned – cars, some truck, caravans – but also some buried waste disposal site,” Johan Eklund, emergency control room officer in the greater Gothenburg area, told Swedish news agency TT shortly after midnight.
To summarize what has happened in Sweden tonight.
– Unrest in 8 different areas / cities
– Some 90 cars destroyed / damaged with fire
– Around 60 youths involved in total
– Police and fire services attacked with rocks
– Streets barricaded by the youths
– Possibly co-ordinated
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) August 13, 2018
Swedish media reported that groups of up to ten youths had been seen throwing stones and lighting cars on fire in Gothenburg districts Gårdsten, Hjällbo and Frölunda, among other locations. Read the rest of this entry »
LACEY — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an arsonist that allegedly smashed an espresso stand window, threw an incendiary device and lit the stand on fire.
Around 4 a.m. July 22, an arson occurred at the Bongiorno Brew Espresso stand in the 4900 block of Lacey Boulevard, Lacey police said. According to cops, the suspect rode up to the stand on his bicycle, shattered a window and lit a prepared incendiary device.
The suspect then tossed the device inside and took off, police said….(read more)
Arsonists attack German paper that published French cartoons
FRANKFURT— Monica Houston-Waesch reports: Police in the German city of Hamburg have detained two suspects for attempted arson after a small fire was started in the building of a local newspaper in the early hours of Sunday, a police spokeswoman said.
Like many others, the Hamburger Morgenpost had reprinted front pages of French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, after 12 people were shot dead at the magazine’s editorial office in Paris last week.
It isn’t yet known whether there is a connection between the two acts, police spokeswoman Karina Sadowsky said, adding that the state criminal police’s national security division is investigating the matter. Read the rest of this entry »