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.