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Update: Man arrested for attempting to burn 'place of worship'

Posted by Chris Caesar  March 17, 2014 09:00 PM

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A man was apprehended by witnesses as he attempted to light furniture on fire inside of the Grand Lodge of Masons on Tremont Street near Boston Common Monday night, WCVB-TV is reporting.

Firefighters responded to the scene around 8 p.m.

Fire officials said a man, who has yet to be identified, walked into the building on Tremont Street and doused some couches with lighter fluid.

Officials said he was trying to light a lighter when security tackled him to the ground.

No injuries were reported, fire officials told WCVB.

A request for comment to a Fire Department spokesmen was not immediately returned Monday night.

Update: @BostonFire tweeted some updates about the incident Monday night:

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