Minnesota Police Charge Man With Arson In Connection With Fire That Destroyed 119-Year-Old Synagogue


A man was arrested Friday in connection with a fire that destroyed a 119-year-old synagogue, Minnesota authorities said.

Adas Israel Synagogue in Duluth, about 155 miles northeast of Minneapolis, caught fire early Monday morning. The fire left the synagogue in ruins, but WCCO reported that firefighters were able to save several religious relics including eight Torah scrolls.

The man was identified as Matthew James Amiot, 36, who was booked on a first-degree arson charge, according to Sgt. Matt Donnelly with the St. Louis County Jail. Amiot will appear at St. Louis County court in Duluth on Monday.

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  1. rt, do you know more than the Duluth police?
    From an article in a local Duluth paper:
    Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said it is not believed at this time to be a bias or hate crime but stressed “this is an open and ongoing investigation” and that may change as the investigation progresses.

  2. rft, why don’t you blame your antisemitic Democrat friends like Ilhan Omar? It is because your Trump Derangement Syndrome shrunk your brain?