A woman has severely injured due to a fire on a bus in Noisy-le-Sec, Paris after a man attacked her, sprayed petrol on her, and ignited it.
A man tries to set a woman on fire on a bus in Paris
The 54-year-old woman received severe burns on the face, scalp, and neck. But she discharged from the hospital on Sunday, according to a police source. The victim’s friend immediately saved her, and the bus driver rushed to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. Both had few injuries but the firefighters took care of them.
The Bobigny prosecutor’s office told AFP they have arrested the alleged 41-year-old criminal who attacked on Saturday at about 7.15 pm. They took him into custody on Sunday morning.
The bus was traveling through the eastern suburbs of Paris. A man, for some unknown reason, sprayed a woman with a flammable liquid on the 145 bus, near the Salengro-Auffret stop, in Noisy-le-Sec. The attacker then set the woman on fire, before running off.
An investigation for attempted voluntary murder handed over to the judicial police of Seine-Saint-Denis. “It seems that we face the complete gratuitous act of an imbalance. There is, a priori, no link between this woman, who does not live in the department, and her attacker,” a police source told.
“All means are being mobilized to find the perpetrators of this odious attack,” the Paris Police Prefecture said in a tweet on Sunday.
“At #NoisyLeSec last night, a man and a woman were attacked in a bus by individuals who burned them by spraying a flammable liquid. All means are being mobilized to find the perpetrators of this odious aggression. The investigation is underway by the SDPJ 93.”
The SOUTH RATP Security Union posted a video on Facebook, recorded soon after the attack. A man possibly the bus driver was trying to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher. Those images went viral and triggered great emotion on social media.
Here’s the video (edited version, still GRAPHIC content for some)
Man burned woman on Bus in Paris. pic.twitter.com/hZxKBry3WO
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