Pizzeria owned by Bangladeshi is a target of an arson attack Sunday

by , under Enrique Tessieri

A pizzeria owned by a Bangladeshi in Espoo was attacked today by two suspects who threw petrol bombs causing extensive damage to the pizzeria as well as to the building, according to Helsingin Sanomat. The police have brought into custody “a few suspects.” They said that the fire was started intentionally.  

Migrant Tales has unconfirmed reports that the police have two suspects in custody.

Trish Pääkkönen, who lives a few blocks from the pizzeria was shocked by what had happened.

“I rarely see the owner but we know all of the staff there,” she said. “They know my 7 yr old granddaughter so well that when we order even by phone we order a “Gabby pizza.” 

The owner of the pizzeria, called Paradise, was set alight in five minutes, according to the owner, Mohammed Mobin.

“The fire was so fierce that it felt that the whole building was going to explode soon,” he was quoted as saying in Helsingin Sanomat.

The pizzeria that was the target of an arson attack Sunday evening in Espoo. Two suspects are in police custody. Photo: Anastasia Saari.

The owner said that the two suspects that attacked the pizzeria with petrol bombs had been at the restaurant earlier and had threatened the employees.