Kiryat Shmona man threatens self-immolation over water bill

August 21, 2012 11:21


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A 67-year-old man threatened to self-immolate at the Kiryat Shmona Municipality unless his the city agreed to absolve him of his unpaid water bills.

Workers near the man fled the scene for fear of being burned.

Police who arrived at the scene arrested the man, later discovering that a bottle he was carrying was filled with soap water, not flammable liquid like the man had suggested.

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