Romany man apprehended after threatening visitors in bar in Varnsdorf

A thirty-four- year- old Romany man with a machete threatened people in a bar in Varnsdorf, north of Prague, late on Sunday night. Witnesses say the man barged in, shouted insults and threatened to eliminate everyone in the place. He left as the owner called the police and was apprehended shortly after. The incident reflects growing ethnic tension in the north where a recent attack on a bar in the town of Nový Bor ended in bloodshed and serious injuries. There is a heightened police presence in the area.