On October 30, 2021 a deadly explosive molotov cocktail was thrown at a deli in Brooklyn, NY. Fire Marshals arrested Joel Mangal, 38, in the matter. The explosive attack resulted in damage and destruction of the deli.
A man is seen throwing a fiery molotov cocktail at the deli. The cocktail immediately caused an explosion, and the deli instantly caught fire. The same man is seen igniting another molotov cocktail and attempting to throw it inside the deli, but a male civilian stopped the suspect by knocking the explosive out of his hand.
The molotov cocktail then falls to the ground and explodes; the suspect runs off. The outside fire was extinguished by an employee.
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Firefighters were called at 7:53 a.m. for reports of a store fire and arrived in three minutes. The rapid response allowed firefighters to quickly bring the incident under control and provide medical treatment for one civilian with non-life-threatening injuries.
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro says:
“Fortunately, there was no loss of life here. The investigative work from the Explosives and Arson Task Force comprised of our Fire Marshals, the NYPD, and ATF, led to the timely arrest of this suspect who threatened the safety of our communities by using such a cruel and destructive device. FDNY will continue to work alongside local, state and federal partners to bring to justice those who use fire as a weapon against New Yorkers.”
Joel is charged with Arson, Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Criminal Mischief. The case will be prosecuted by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.