A 46-year-old Iraqi man threatened to set his wife and child on fire at a migrant reception centre in Greece after his asylum claim was rejected for the second time.
The Iraqi man, who was living with his family at a structure in Ioannina, had become agitated after receiving another rejection this week.
He reportedly grabbed a can of oil and emptied it into the room where he lived with his wife and minor child — who were inside it at the time — and threatened to burn his family alive.
Police on guard at the centre intervened and stopped the Iraqi before he was able to set the oil alight. The migrant was arrested and charged with attempted arson and disturbing the peace, according to the newspaper Proto Thema.
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