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Woman attempts to set Tiberias city hall on fire over parking ticket

Suspect tells staff she will torch office, returns to douse entrance with gasoline; police nab her before she can start fire with lighter in her possession

Screen capture from video showing a woman filling a bottle with gaslone that she then apparently used in an attempted arson attack on a Tiberias municipal building, March 26, 2022. (Twitter.  Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Screen capture from video showing a woman filling a bottle with gaslone that she then apparently used in an attempted arson attack on a Tiberias municipal building, March 26, 2022. (Twitter. Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

A woman was arrested earlier in the week after she attempted to set a Tiberias city hall building on fire, apparently over a parking ticket, Israel Police said in a statement Tuesday.

The woman, 30, arrived at the municipal parking division on Sunday and told staff that she intended to set the place on fire, then left.

Workers called the police, who swiftly arrived at the scene.

As officers were still inside they noticed the woman returning with a bottle of gasoline that she poured over the entrance door to the building. Police rushed out to arrest the woman before she could ignite the accelerant with a lighter found in her possession, the statement said.

A composite video carried by Hebew media showed the woman filling the bottle with gas at a gas station, paying for it in cash, walking up a ramp to the entrance of the parking office, and then splashing the liquid on the door.

Police officers can then be seen running outside to intercept the woman.

She was brought before a magistrate’s court on Monday that extended her remand by a day.

There were no reports of injury or damage in the incident.

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