Man accused of arson at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office facing federal charges

The man charged with setting fire to the door of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Burlington office is now facing a federal charge. Shant Soghomonian, 35, is being charged with the “malicious damage of a commercial building used in interstate commerce.” On April 5, Soghomonian was recorded on video entering the Church Street building and using lighter…

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Fresno Fire believes fires at Armenian cemetery arson, not hate crime

Fresno Fire is investigating multiple suspected arson fires at the Ararat Armenian Cemetery near Roeding Park this past weekend. The fires resulted in the destruction of multiple cypress trees, those of which were a minimum of 60 years old. They also created fears of a possible hate crime days away from the Commemoration of the…

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Planet Fitness evacuated after receiving bomb threat

Police are trying to find whoever called in a number of bomb threats across Jacksonville, Florida, that led to evacuations. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported numerous fake bomb threats on Saturday which targeted at least three Planet Fitness locations. Up to 30 gym members were evacuated. At least 17 Planet Fitness locations have reported hoax bomb…

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A man was charged with setting a fire at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Vermont office

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with a fire that broke out at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office in Burlington, Vt., on Friday, damaging the building but leaving occupants unharmed. Shant Soghomonian, 35, previously of Northridge, Calif., was arrested on Sunday morning, the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Vermont said in a news…

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Fire at 100-year-old church in New Jersey was set on purpose, police say

A New Jersey community is heartbroken after a man allegedly set their beloved church on fire. Our Lady of the Lake in Verona represents a century of memories. Days after it was packed with parishioners on Easter Sunday, a fire damaged the pews and charred statues of Mary and Joseph. “I don’t know how people…

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Berlin Summons Iran Ambassador Over 2022 Synagogue Plot

Germany on Wednesday said it had summoned the Iranian ambassador over an attempted arson attack on a synagogue in 2022 that Berlin believes was planned with the help of Tehran. A German Iranian national was sentenced in December to two years and nine months in prison in the plot to attack a synagogue in the…

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Hackney house fire could be antisemitic attack, police say

Police are investigating whether a house fire in east London that destroyed two floors of a three-storey house was an antisemitic hate crime. A man in his 60s, who was arrested near the scene in Hackney, had made threatening and “allegedly antisemitic” comments, the Met Police said. Four people were injured but none are in…

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Petrol bomb thrown at Russian embassy in Moldova, man detained

Moldovan police detained a man on Sunday after two Molotov cocktails were reportedly thrown at the Russian embassy, where voting was underway for Russia’s presidential election. Media in Moldova, which borders Ukraine, reported that the embassy was attacked with Molotov cocktails. There were no injuries. “A man threw two containers of flammable substances over the…

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