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Witnesses stop woman from burning MLK birth home, police say

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2023
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ATLANTA, Ga. - Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home, a beloved Atlanta landmark, was spared from disaster Thursday afternoon, according to police. Several Good Samaritans, including two tourists from Utah and two off-duty New York police officers, stopped a 26-year-old woman who was reportedly pouring gasoline on the home at 501 Auburn Ave. A video shows the New York officers holding her down on the ground until Atlanta police could arrive. “We believe at this time she was pouring gasoline on the porch and the door of the home. Their...

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