Sign In  |  Register  |  About Corte Madera  |  Contact Us

Corte Madera, CA
September 01, 2020 10:27am
7-Day Forecast | Traffic
  • Search Hotels in Corte Madera

  • ROOMS:

Syrian national arrested after allegedly attacking Romania's Israeli embassy with Molotov cocktail

A foreign citizen was arrested in Romania’s capital after allegedly attacking the entrance of the Israeli Embassy with a Molotov cocktail, authorities say.

A foreign citizen was detained in Romania’s capital on Monday after allegedly attacking the entrance of the Israeli Embassy with a Molotov cocktail, causing a small fire but no casualties, local media and police reported.

A 34-year-old man was apprehended by anti-terrorist officers from the Romanian Intelligence Service before police arrived at the scene, police in Bucharest said, adding that the suspect allegedly also tried to set himself on fire.

Local media reported that the suspect is a Syrian national. A police spokesperson told local news channel Digi24 that the incident was motivated by personal grievances and not by the international context of Israel’s ongoing war in the Gaza Strip.


The Israeli embassy confirmed the incident in an official statement, saying that when security officials approached the suspect "he took out a Molotov cocktail, lit it and threw it toward the entrance door to the lobby of the building."

The embassy thanked the Romanian security and police forces for their "swift and efficient response."

Police said that investigations are underway to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Data & News supplied by
Stock quotes supplied by Barchart
Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes.
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Copyright © 2010-2020 & California Media Partners, LLC. All rights reserved.