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Thu Dec 7, 2023, 10:13 PM Dec 7

Woman arrested for pouring gasoline, trying to burn down Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home [View all]

Source: WAB Atlanta

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating after a woman attempted to burn down Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home.

Police told Channel 2 Action News they were called to King’s birth home on Auburn Ave. near the King Center just after 5:45 p.m.

When they arrived, they found two off-duty NYPD officers who had been visiting the center had a suspect detained until they could arrive.

Police say two tourists from Utah who were in the area saw the woman pouring gasoline on the home and interrupted her.

Read more: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/police-investigating-after-person-tries-vandalize-martin-luther-king-jrs-home-near-king-center/NEBC6LEK4RABJNRYEKTFV6X7AU/

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