Ar­son threat.

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A 48-year-old farmer was de­tained by po­lice in Thes­sa­loniki yes­ter­day af­ter threat­en­ing to torch a Pub­lic Power Cor­po­ra­tion branch when staff re­fused to re­con­nect his elec­tric­ity due to un­paid power bills. The man vis­ited the PPC branch in Ka­terini at around 1 p.m. and was told that he must pay 2,620 euros in out­stand­ing debts be­fore his power could be re­stored. Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal re­ports, the 48-year-old re­turned 20 min­utes later with a jerry can of gaso­line which he tipped onto the floor in­side the branch be­fore threat­en­ing to set the fuel alight. Of­fi­cers of the mo­tor­cy­cle-rid­ing DIAS squad were called to the scene and arrested the man be­fore he could make good on his threat.

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