Feds charge 2 for arson at Lancaster City Hall

Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – Two men arrested for setting a fire that damaged the entrance to Lancaster City Hall last year are facing federal charges for the crime.

Dwain London Jr. and Patrick Baker were indicted by a grand jury in Philadelphia for conspiracy to commit arson on four related charges.

Police say London bought the gasoline and paid Baker $40 to set the May 2018 fire at 120 North Duke Street. A city-owned vehicle was also set ablaze.

According to a criminal complaint filed for state charges last year, London had been confrontational with city councilors during a meeting the previous night.

The meeting addressed several rental properties owned and managed by London and his father that were being condemned for multiple safety violations.

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