Police foil attack on restaurant in Northern Morocco
CASABLANCA - Moroccan authorities arrested Sunday a 36-year-old man for attempting to prematurely set fire to a restaurant in the northern city of Larache.
The security services apprehended the suspect who is a street vendor immediately after he smashed the glass front of Al Khozama restaurant in Mohammed V Boulevard and attempted to premeditatedly blow it up with a large gas cylinder, which caused him to injuries.
The examination of his cart revealed the presence of two other gas cylinders, one large and one small, knives and several bottles filled with gasoline.
“He tried to use the gas cylinder to blow up the restaurant, but luckily the lighter didn’t work,” reported media website Larache24.
The police arrested the suspect immediately after he broke the Al Khouzama’s restaurant facade glass, which caused him injuries, reported the official news agency MAP.
The investigation is under the supervision of the prosecution and that the individual is currently treated in a hospital to “check his mental condition” while remaining at the disposal of the investigation.