A 54-year-old woman on a bus in the Paris no-go suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis was seriously injured after a man sprayed her with a flammable liquid and set her on fire.
The incident took place in the commune of Noisy-le-Sec at around 7:15 pm on Saturday in what appears to have been an unprovoked, random attack.
Police arrested a suspect, a 41-year-old known to authorities, the following day. It is believed the man had sprayed the woman with a flammable liquid, possibly gasoline, and then set her on fire before fleeing the bus. The bus driver and the victim’s partner were also injured, Le Parisien reports.
The prosecutor’s office of Bobigny has stated that an investigation into attempted homicide has been launched.