Man Tries to Set Fire to Car Used by Bulgaria MP

Society » INCIDENTS | April 1, 2016, Friday // 13:34
Bulgaria: Man Tries to Set Fire to Car Used by Bulgaria MP A riot police vehicle (L) and the car which a man tried to set ablaze in front of Parliament by using a burner. Photo: BGNES

A man approached the car of a Bulgarian lawmaker and tried to set it ablaze using a burner, local media outlets report.

The perpetrator was detained by security guards in front of Parliament, where the incident occurred, and was soon taken away by police.

Reportedly, he shouted: "Long live anarchy, this is what you deserve for April 01", in an apparent reference to the April Fool's Day celebrated on Friday across the world.

Riot police have sealed off the area.

The vehicle is thought to be used by Danail Kirilov, a lawmaker from the biggest political party, GERB.

A rucksack the man was carrying was seized from him and inspected by a fire brigade team which found gasoline and perhydrol inside.

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