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Albufeira: Man arrested before setting his mother-in-law on fire

Published on 22/06/2022
Written by (Sue Englefield
Published from AlgarveDailyNews

The GNR have arrested a 40 year old Ukrainian man for domestic violence after they caught him in the act, showering his mother-in-law with gasoline and preparing to set her on fire.

In a statement, the GNR explains that the man was arrested after “an occurrence involving an alleged situation of domestic violence, in which the suspect threatened his 34 year old companion and her mother. The man was found to have two gasoline jerrycans in his possession.”

A source from the GNR, explained that the individual was arrested in the act, at the moment he showered his mother-in-law with gasoline and was preparing to set her on fire, which luckily did not happen due to the timely intervention of the police. The GNR also clarified that the detainee’s companion managed to flee the house to safety in time too.

Two gasoline jerrycans, a lighter and an air pressure gun were seized from the scene.