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[Newsmaker] Arrest warrant sought for man over firebomb attack against top court chief's car

Police sought an arrest warrant for a 74-year-old man on Wednesday for throwing a Molotov cocktail at a vehicle carrying the head of the country's top court earlier this week, they said.

The move came a day after police apprehended the man, identified only by the surname Nam, on-site for hurling the firebomb at the car carrying Supreme Court Chief Justice Kim Meong-su as it was entering the court building in Seoul. '


One of the front tires caught fire, but it was immediately put out by security guards. Kim suffered no injuries.

Nam was staging a one-person protest in front of the top court against a ruling he received over a farm he operated when he lit a plastic bottle filled with gasoline and lobbed it toward the car, according to the police.