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Police: attempted arson by 9-year-old

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NEWPORT, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are reporting an arson attempt in Perry County involving a nine-year-old and his stuffed animal.

State police responded to a call Thursday evening in Tyrone Township. When they arrived at the scene they found a young boy who had placed his stuffed animal on a coal stove in his residence in an attempt to set the home on fire, police said.

The nine-year-old was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The incident was referred to Perry County Children and Youth.

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