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Updated: Man threatened to set fire over social benefit

January 18, 2019 at 10:45am
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Police and the fire service were called to the labour office in central Nicosia on Friday morning when a non-Cypriot  spilled petrol on the floor and threatened to start a fire in a dispute over benefits, philenews reports.

The site said that according to first reports the man, who is Nigerian, had gone to apply for a benefit he said he was entitled to.

He was informed that he was not eligible because he had a job. He reacted by throwing petrol on to the floor and threatening to start a fire.

Police intervened and the man was escorted to the police station.