MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A bomb squad was called to the Cathedral of St. Paul Saturday afternoon after someone starting lighting papers on fire inside the building.
St. Paul police say a homeless man walked into the cathedral and started setting the fires, which were extinguished by bystanders.
The man was said to be carrying a brown paper bag containing a Bible and a Quran tied together, which at first was thought to possibly be an explosive device – but no such device was found.
The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.
The incident came a few hours after an explosion occurred at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.
The FBI is investigating the blast, which caused fire and smoke damage to the building. No one was hurt.