Molotov cocktail attack in NYC deli recorded on video

Surveillance video released Sunday captured the moment a suspected arsonist threw a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn deli a day earlier.

Joel Mangal, 38, allegedly carried out the burning attack on NR Rock Deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant after he got into an argument there with staff, according to FDNY and law enforcement sources.

NR Rock Deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on fire after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at it.
NR Rock Deli in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn on fire after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at it.
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Outside the delicacy footage shows the suspect lighting one of the fire units before throwing it through the front door.

The gas bomb hit inside near the deli stand, covering the glass and surrounding areas with flames, according to footage from inside the store.

Mangal allegedly tried to throw another Molotov cocktail into the delicacy, but was stopped by a witness who knocked the explosive out of his hand, footage shows.

Joel Mangal allegedly threw the Molotov cocktail after ending up in a fight with an employee in the delhi.
Joel Mangal allegedly threw the Molotov cocktail after ending up in a fight with an employee in the delhi.
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Two delicatessen workers fled the store after the attack. One of them sustained non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Mangal was arrested by FDNY Fire Marshals and charged with arson, assault, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief, the department said.

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