Last spring, I was very close to accepting a job in Daegu, Korea. I decided against it for a number of reasons, but when the anti-American sentiment in Korea started to rise, I was glad of my choice. Today, I have yet another reason.
Police have arrested a 56-year-old man in connection with the blaze which was started during the morning rush hour on Tuesday.


According to eyewitness reports, a man started the fire in a carriage by setting alight a milk container containing flammable liquid.

"When the man tried to use a cigarette lighter to light the box, some passengers tried to stop him. Apparently a scuffle erupted and the box exploded into flames," Kim Byong-hak, a police lieutenant in Daegu, told the Associated Press (AP) news agency.

Terrible. Not like that sort of thing couldn't happen here.

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