Molotov cocktail attack injures 15 at parade
FIFTEEN people, including a oneyear-old baby girl, were injured in a Molotov cocktail attack at a festival parade, officials said yesterday.
Several hand-made fire bombs were thrown from a nearby apartment building when the parade passed through a quiet residential area on August 7, Tokyo police and fire officials said.
Firefighters later found a man in his 60s who had hanged himself in the apartment from which the bombs were apparently thrown, a senior police official said.
One of the man’s neighbours told Fuji TV that he had been depressed after losing his wife last year, and complained that the boisterous festival, which included samba dancing, was too noisy for him.
Local media said the fire bombs were made with a glass bottle attached with a gas cylinder. –
A picture taken on August 7 and provided by a witness to Jiji Press shows the fire spreading on a street during the samba parade in Tokyo.