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New York convent fire probed as 'hate crime'

October 14, 2013

Police in New York are investigating a suspicious fire at a Catholic convent, viewing as a possible “hate crime.”

The fire in the convent of St. Joseph Hill Academy on Staten Island appeared to have started at two different points, investigators said, leading to suspicion that the blaze was deliberately set. One sister required hospitalization after she jumped from a 2nd-floor window to escape the blaze.


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