Arson reported outside Thorpe Hall



Two chairs were reportedly set on fire outside of Thorpe Hall early Wednesday morning, according to Central Michigan University police.

Steve Smith, Central Michigan University director of public relations, said he heard a study chair that might have been used in the arson were likely removed from a residence hall.

CMUPD confirmed that only one chair was set on fire.

Smith added that the police are reviewing surveillance camera footage to gather evidence from the incident to identify the suspects.

Lieutenant Larry Klaus from the CMU Police Department, said  little information is available in the ongoing investigation but no arrests have been made.

This recent fire follows a continuing trend of arsons which began this past weekend. With couches and other objects being set on fire, the city of Mount Pleasant enacted an ordinance which can lead to arrests and misdemeanor charges for anyone within 300 feet of a fire.

Klaus said more information on this most recent arson will be announced in the next few hours in a press release.

Keep reading CM-Life for more updates.


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