Arson in St Benedict Church prevented by employee

Country: Germany

Date of incident: March 19, 2024

An unknown person set fire to a seat cushion and a shrub that were placed in the front area of the church in Eisenharz for the upcoming First Communion. The fire was extinguished by an employee, but the pew and shrub were damaged. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The interior of the church was significantly affected by smoke and required cleaning. The police have not yet determined the extent of the damage caused. 

Sources:, schwäbische

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