After a man rioted in a supermarket in the street Pferdemarkt on Thursday afternoon, he was arrested. The 24-year-old Afghan had thrown a large number of spirits from a shelf so the bottles broke on the floor. The damage amounted to about 1000 Euro. Extensive investigations by the Nordhausen CID department revealed that the man had tried to set the spilled alcohol on fire. He is now being investigated on suspicion of attempted arson. He was brought before a magistrate on Friday. The judge issued an arrest warrant.