Military-aged Iraqi migrant arrested in Austria following series of arson attacks

Posted on June 20, 2019 12:09 pm

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A 45-year-old Iraqi migrant who’s suspected of setting several fires in the center of Graz – Austria’s second largest city after Vienna – including ones at city hall and a district court has been arrested.

According to a report from Austria’s Kronen Zeitung, investigators have said that the arson attacks started around 10:40 am at the district court of Graz-West, with spokesperson Elisabeth Dieber mentioning that the man was seen spraying some kind of flammable fluid throughout the court’s lobby before setting it on fire and then fleeing the scene.

Just after setting fire to the district court, the suspect