The man believed that there are too many customers in a shop in the 13th district of Budapest and therefore, the coronavirus can spread easier among them. As a result, he planned to blow a Molotov cocktail to “solve the situation.”
According to the 24.hu, a 54-year-old man was arrested by the police in the 13th district. Before, he called the police and said that there are too many people in a grocery in the Béke tér (Peace Square). He added that if the police do not step up and solve the problem in two days, he will blow a Molotov cocktail and so he will reduce the number of the customers in the shop.
Not long after the call,
he appeared in front of the shop and scratched abusive sentences on its walls.
As a result, the police have taken him into custody. According to 24.hu, he acknowledged his deeds during his first hearing, so the police accuse him with impairment and planning to commit an act of terror. The 54-year-old man said that he meant well.
Since the court agreed with the police that there is a chance of crime repetition, the man was arrested even though the judge’s decision is not yet definitive.
The last time when Molotov cocktails appeared in the Hungarian news was in 2018, when the headquarters of ethnic Hungarian cultural association KMKSZ – Kárpátaljai Magyar Kulturális Szövetség in Uzhhorod (Ungvár), in western Ukraine’s Transcarpathia region
was attacked with a petrol bomb.
The cultural association’s building is located in the very centre of Uzhgorod, and neighbouring buildings had video surveillance cameras so police could examine the video footage.
The Hungarian foreign ministry condemned the attack on the ethnic Hungarian organisation’s building and called on Ukraine‘s authorities to identify the perpetrators of the attack and guarantee security for Ukraine Hungarians. Interestingly, three Polish men were committed for the deed this March, but it seems that they were only pawn sacrifice. Azonnali.hu said that a German extreme right and Kremlin-friendly journalist, Manuel Ochsenreiter, ordered the attack, but he denied his involvement and has not been brought to court yet.
Source: 24.hu, azonnali.hu