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Two BC students arrested on State House roof
By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff
State Police arrested the two 21-year-olds after a spokeswoman said they were caught on the roof of the capitol snapping photographs of the dome, which at one time was covered in copper by a company owned by Paul Revere.
"Apparently, it was a prank," said Sergeant Carol MacDonald.
Francisco Martin and Mehdi Akbar Hachambhoa are scheduled to appear today in Boston Municipal Court to face trespassing and vandalism charges.
The men found a door on the fifth floor that led out on to the roof, MacDonald said.