DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn’t appear to have been a hate crime. Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said Sunday that 36-year-old Matthew James Amiot, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last Monday at the Adas Israel Congregation. Tusken says he has no reason to believe the fire was a hate crime, although the investigation remains open. Police are recommending prosecutors charge Amiot with first-degree arson.
Police: No sign that Duluth synagogue fire was hate crime
By Associated Press|2019-09-30T12:20:08-05:00September 16th, 2019|