19/04/2011 - More than 1,500 people were evacuated from one of Spain's most popular tourist attractions, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica, after an apparent arson attack.
Four people were treated for smoke inhalation after fire broke out in the sacristy of Antoni Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece.
A "disturbed" man was arrested after a group of tourists raised the alarm.
The basilica, a Unesco world heritage site, was later reopened.
Joan Rigol, the president of the Sagrada Familia's board of trustees, said the suspect had allegedly ignited priest's robes in the sacristy.
"He appears to be a disturbed man of around 55 who was found with several lighters in his pocket," he told journalists outside the church.
hit by 'arson attack'
Monday, 25 April 2011
Barcelona: Man arrested after fire breaks out in the sacristy of the Sagrada Familia church
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