Arsonist Torches Eldridge Street Beauty Parlor

Posted on: June 20th, 2022 at 5:22 am by

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Two people were injured yesterday evening after an arsonist set ablaze a beauty parlor on Eldridge Street, according to several published reports.

The incident transpired shortly before 5:00pm at the Sa Sa II Beauty Salon, located at 129 Eldridge Street. Cops said the suspect poured gasoline inside the store and set it on fire. (Initial reports claimed it was a Molotov cocktail.)

Two victims suffered burns to the torso – a 60-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man – and both were taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.

Apparently, the salon’s front door was locked and those trapped were desperately trying to escape. According the the New York Post, diners at the Lena restaurant nearby came to the rescue. One Good Samaritan tried to break the glass door with a stool, before he and another pried it open just enough for the man stuck inside to escape.

No arrests were immediately reported.

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