Arson Investigation Lancaster County Courthouse 7/24/2020

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Case # 2007025043

Arson Investigation Lancaster County Courthouse 7/24/2020

On July 24, 2020, at approximately 0300 hrs., an unknown female suspect climbed onto the bottom floor of the construction elevator, located at the Lancaster County Courthouse at Grant Street.   The suspect lit a fire using assorted paper and cloth materials.  The fire was contained to the platform of the construction elevator and caused minor damage to the platform.   A construction worker discovered the smoldering debris and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department was notified.   Detectives from the Lancaster Bureau of Police conducted the investigation with the assistance of a Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal for assistance.   The Fire Marshal determined that the fire was incendiary in nature and ruled the fire an arson.    Video footage was obtained from several cameras around the area, including local businesses which is depicts the suspect walking from the area of the Courthouse.

Anyone with information on this case or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police Det. Krause at 717-735-3476 krausea@lancasterpolice.com or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

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Friday, July 24, 2020 - 3:00am

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