Suspect in Custody in US Church Burnings

Posted on April 11, 2019 4:02 am

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U.S. federal prosecutors say a suspect is in custody in connection with a series of church burnings in the southern state of Louisiana. The fires took place at three historically African American churches in St. Landry Parish between March 26 and April 4. The churches were not occupied at the time of the fires, and no one was injured. A statement from U.S. Attorney David Joseph did not identify the suspect, but said the person is in state custody. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office, ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), and FBI are working with state and local law