Thursday, January 2, 2014

China denounces ‘despicable’ arson attack at San Francisco consulate
January 2, 2014

China has condemned an arson attack on the Chinese Consulate-General in San Francisco, which was torched on Wednesday evening at 9.25pm, severely damaging the front door.

The consulate reported on its website that a suspect who had emerged from a parked minivan in front of the main entrance of the consulate had poured two buckets of petrol onto the front door and then set it on fire. Officials from the San Francisco Police Department, Fire Department, and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the US State Department arrived on the scene immediately. No one was hurt in the incident, and an investigation is now underway.

Watch: Arson attack at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco

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