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Man in Custody for Allegedly Stabbing 2 People and Setting Fire to NH Church

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jan 04
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A man was recently taken into custody for allegedly setting fire to a New Hampshire church and for stabbing two residents at a condominium complex. reports that 27-year-old Anthony Boisvert of New Hampshire is in custody with his bail set at $500,000. He is facing charges of arson and of stabbing two people.

He reportedly set fire to the historic First Baptist Church in Lebanon on Dec. 28. Police were not able locate Boisvert at that time. The church was completely destroyed.

The New Hampshire Union Leader also reported that Boisvert set another fire on Mascoma St.

“Through investigation, the Lebanon Police Department developed information that both fires were deliberately set and began pursuing a person of interest," according to a statement by the department.

Then, on Jan. 1, he stabbed two people at a Lebanon condominium couple. The victims of the attack sustained serious injuries. They identified Boisvert as the assailant. Police were able to locate him and bring him into custody soon after.

During his arraignment, Boisvert reportedly began yelling. He is seeking an attorney to represent him.

Boisvert admitted to being the perpetrator of both crimes, adding that he set an American flag on fire at the church.


Publication date: January 4, 2017