Saturday, April 21, 2018

Switzerland: African man riots in church and sets a fire

Photo: Kantonspolizei St. Gallen

A man from Somalia started a fire in the monastery church in Pfäfers, Switzerland, on Thursday and then raged in the church. According to police, the African man burnt several cloths on altars and wooden tables, and the man also destroyed a statue and damaged the organ and some candlesticks, police said. An eyewitness, who had noticed the fire in time, was able to alert the emergency services around 4 pm. The St. Gallen cantonal police have now started a search for a 28-year-old man from Somalia. The man is said to be confused and undergoing treatment in an appropriate facility. The damage caused by the African should be the equivalent of tens of thousands of euros.

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