Arson Suspected in Hyvinkää Old Church

Country: Finland

Date of incident: July 19, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



In the early hours of July 19th, a passer-by notified the fire department that the warehouse of the Old Church in Hyvinkää was in flames and the church building itself was also on fire. Due to the results of the preliminary investigation, the chief inspector suspected the fire was set intentionally and opened an arson investigation. The wooden church itself remained mostly intact, however, the storage facility housing gardening tools was completely destroyed by the fire.

Sources: Daily Finland, Helsingin Sanomat, Aamuposti
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