Firefighters arrest suspect on suspicion of throwing Molotov cocktails into Brooklyn deli

Firefighters from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on Sunday arrested a suspect allegedly using improvised fire equipment that damaged a delicatessen in Brooklyn.

Four Marshals arrested 38-year-old Joel Mangel for the alleged use of what is commonly known as “Molotov cocktails,” which he is accused of using against a delicatessen on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn, according to a statement from Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Black.

The firefighters, who arrived at the delhi within three minutes after being called on Sunday at. 7:53, quickly brought the situation under control and also provided medical treatment to a person suffering injuries that were not life-threatening.

“Fortunately, there was no loss of human life here,” Nigro said in a statement. “The investigative work of the Explosives and Arson Task Force consisting of our fire marshals, the NYPD and the ATF led to the timely arrest of this suspect who threatened the safety of our society by using such a cruel and destructive device.”

“FDNY will continue to work with local, state and federal partners to prosecute those who use fire as a weapon against New Yorkers,” Nigro added.


Mangal is charged with arson, assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office will prosecute the case.

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