Man Arrested in Madrid after Shouting "I'm going to burn you all alive" during Mass

Country: Spain

Date of incident: July 3, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



On July 3rd, Madrid's municipal police arrested a man after he burst into the San Ramón Nonato parish church in Puente de Vallecas, where a Mass was being celebrated, shouting "murderers, fags, and pedophiles! You should burn, I'm going to burn you all alive!"

Several parishioners asked him to leave the church, but he "confronted them with vehemence" and they had to ask for the help of the police, according to reports.

The priest explained to police that this man, of Spanish nationality and 49 years old, had a history of confrontations with them, but "never of such magnitude."

Source: TeleMadrid