Fire at Decatur gender clinic was intentional, being investigated as hate crime

The Decatur Fire Department confirmed on Jan. 26 that a fire at a gender clinic inside a historic building was intentionally set. As first reported by Decaturish, records show that fire investigators are probing whether an arsonist targeted a gender-affirming medical clinic at the historic Blair Building on Oct. 30, 2023. The city denied our…

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Carroll County firefighter arrested, charged with setting fires

Authorities arrested a volunteer Carroll County firefighter in connection with a string of fires over the last year in Eldersburg and Liberty Reservoir areas. Allison Nicole Creutzer, 20, of Eldersburg, was charged with intentionally setting fire to grass, brush and woodland, three counts of second-degree malicious burning and one misdemeanor count of calling in a…

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Edmonton City Hall shooting suspect was a security guard, released manifestos

A man who worked as a security guard is facing several firearms and arson charges after shots were fired and a Molotov cocktail exploded inside Edmonton City Hall Tuesday morning. Charges have been filed in court against a 28-year-old man named Bezhani Sarvar. Sarvar is charged with reckless arson in an occupied property, possessing incendiary…

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Crisfield High student faces charges of threatening mass violence, arson

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Crisfield High School student Wednesday at their home on recommended charges of threatening mass violence and threatening arson. Here’s what we know about the case so far. On Jan. 16, 2024, at about 7:20 a.m., a Crisfield Academy and High School official informed the School Resource Deputy assigned…

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Atlanta police announce arrest for arson connected to ‘Cop City’ protests

Atlanta police announced Wednesday that a person was arrested last month and faces charges after allegedly committing arson in protest of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. The arrest took place in Summerville, South Carolina, where 23-year-old Seth Brock Spigner is accused of setting construction equipment on fire and spray painting phrases like “Stop Cop…

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Torched homes, threats have Edmonton’s South Asian business community on edge

Tensions are running high for business owners in Edmonton after a series of targeted extortion attempts and arsons to newly built and under-construction homes. Police say members of the city’s South Asian business community are being singled out by extortionists using WhatsApp to demand large amounts of money from home builders and construction businesses. When…

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