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Marine Corps recruiting office set on fire in Virgin Islands

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US Virgin Islands St Thomas

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — A man in the Virgin Islands has been charged with a series of arson attacks on government buildings in the Caribbean territory.

A federal judge on Wednesday found there’s enough evidence to try Spencer Wayne Allen, a day after fires were set at a and Corps recruiting center, a federal courthouse and a Coast Guard .

The recruiting center was destroyed but the other two buildings had only minor damage. No one was injured. Authorities say they don’t know the motive for the fires.

The 25-year-old Allen is charged with maliciously damaging government buildings and faces up to 20 years in prison. A public defender assigned to represent him did not immediate return a call seeking comment.

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