Arizona Man Accused Of Plan To Set Police Station On Fire

Jun 5, 2020

Federal authorities say a man has been arrested and accused of making online plans to burn down the magistrate court and police station in the northern Arizona city of Page.

The Page police station
Credit Page Police Department

They say 26-year-old Loren Reed of Page was taken into custody Tuesday and appeared Thursday before a magistrate in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. Reed is being held on suspicion of using the internet and telephone to willfully threaten to unlawfully damage or destroy a building by fire. Prosecutors say that if convicted, Reed faces up to a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. It was unclear Thursday if Reed has a lawyer yet.