Police have arrested a 35-year-old man after setting a pub in Oroklini on fire before then ploughing his car into a nightclub and then allegedly stabbing three people.
The events began to unfold at 3am when police were first alerted to the nightclub after reports that three people had been stabbed. Two Cypriots, aged 25 and 43, as well as a Palestinian man, were taken to Larnaca General Hospital to be treated for their injuries and were later released.
The saga began when the man was first thrown out of the pub in Oroklini. He later returned to set it alight and he wasn’t finished yet.
He then got back into his car and drove to the Paparazzi nightclub when he rammed his vehicle through the main entrance. He then got out and reportedly stabbed three people.
The suspect later arrived on foot at Larnaca CID where he allegedly confessed to the arson attack and the ramming of his car into the nightclub later in the morning. He denied, however, the allegations that he stabbed the victims.
The 35-year-old is facing charges relating to malicious damage, arson, carrying a knife and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Investigations are continuing.
Source: In Cyprus