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