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Man arrested for setting fire outside Sen. Bernie Sanders's office

A man was arrested Sunday for allegedly lighting a fire outside the Burlington, Vt., office of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), authorities said.

Shant Soghomonian, 35, is charged with using fire to damage the building, according to the U.S. attorney's office for Vermont. No injuries were reported, the office said, and Soghomonian's motive remained unclear as of Sunday afternoon.

Soghomonian entered the building on Friday morning and headed directly to the third floor, where Sanders's Vermont office is located, the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement. Security video footage showed Soghomonian spraying a liquid near the door of the office, then lighting the area with a handheld lighter.


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