KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man who made a video describing abortion as genocide was arrested for a fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic in southwestern Michigan, authorities said Thursday.
Joshua Brereton, 25, of Paw Paw was charged in federal court with committing arson at an organization that receives government money.
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Fire was set Sunday with fuel and a fireplace starter log at Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo, investigators said in a court filing. Damage was mostly limited to the exterior of the building, which was not open at the time.
Agents got a tip about Brereton and looked at surveillance video from the building. They also looked at videos he posted online.READ MORE: 80% Of Benton Harbor's Lead Service Lines Replaced, Officials Say
“Right now we have a genocide happening, genocide of babies. … Read a science book. It’s not a religious debate. It’s not a political debate,” Brereton said in one.
Brereton was in custody awaiting a court hearing Friday. An attorney wasn’t listed in the court file.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Injures Neighbor's Dog After Firing Shots Into Home During Dispute
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