Suspect arrested in book fire at St. Cloud public library

Published 10:01 am Thursday, August 18, 2016

ST. CLOUD — Authorities have arrested a St. Cloud man on suspicion of arson after he allegedly set fire to books and furniture at a public library.

A police statement says officers and firefighters were called to the Great River Regional Library around 1 p.m. Wednesday after an employee reported that the 47-year-old man was setting fire to books on the second floor.

The fire was quickly extinguished, but the library was evacuated and closed for the day.

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