Sunday, May 19, 2019

Arson attack on the historic parish church St. Blasii in Nordhausen, Germany

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Between Friday and Saturday a tablecloth was lit in the entrance hall of the church in the parish church St. Blasii in Nordhausen (photo above). Fortunately the blanket did not ignite completely. The police were called and it became known that the barrier line to the gallery was also burned. Obviously there had been a fire in several places in the church. To be on the safe side, the Nordhausen professional fire brigade was alerted and used a thermal imaging camera to examine unclear areas for hidden fire spots. The all-clear could be given. The Nordhausen police are investigating the case. The church is open to all during the week. Witnesses who have made suspicious perceptions are asked to report to a police station.

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