Woman Arrested for Starting Fire in North Dakota Courthouse

AP ND– Authorities have arrested a woman who allegedly started a fire inside the Burleigh County Courthouse in downtown Bismarck.

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dusty Braun says officers responded to the courthouse around 3:30 Saturday morning, and found the 31-year-old woman inside trying to start a fire.

Sgt. Braun says the woman broke a window to get inside and started pamphlets on fire. There was no major damage.

The woman was taken into custody. Formal charges are pending.

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