Flaming molotov cocktails thrown at New York City deli
Surveillance video from outside the store shows Mangal allegedly throwing one Molotov cocktail into the store. A good Samaritan intervened when a second device was lit. That device fell to the sidewalk, creating a blaze that spread toward a parked car.
“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,” Nigro said. “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.”
Mangal was charged with arson, assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief.