FDNY: Man arrested for throwing Molotov cocktail into deli

The Yemeni American Merchants Assocation tells News 12 that they're seeing a disturbing trend in attacks against bodega owners and they're planning to prepare owners for these kinds of events in the future.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2021, 2:31 PM

Updated 989 days ago

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A man has been arrested and accused of throwing a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn deli on Nostrand Avenue. 
The surveillance video shows the deli counter burst into flames during the incident that happened on the morning of Oct. 30. 
The man arrested was 38-year-old Joel Mangal on charges of arson, assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief. 
The only damage reported was the melting of some TVs.
The Yemeni American Merchants Assocation tells News 12 that they're seeing a disturbing trend in attacks against bodega owners and they're planning to prepare owners for these kinds of events in the future.


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