Arson in Funeral Chapel
Date of incident: November 21, 2018
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Unknown persons set fire to two benches in the altar room of the funeral chapel in Treysa on November 21st. The benches in the interior of the church were set on fire with paper waste and presumably fire accelerators. The fire caused considerable soot damage, but the building remained intact. The damage was estimated at 500 euros.
"What took place yesterday evening in the funeral church has a new quality in a negative sense. It is no longer just a 'stupid-boy prank', but arson - not a trivial offense - it is ... a criminal offense to be prosecuted! We can speak of luck that no one has been harmed," said Mayor Pinhard.