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In the court where Trump's trial is being heard, documents were set on fire: 17 victims

'14.12.2023'

Alina Prikhodko

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An incident involving the arson of court documents occurred in a New York court where the civil trial of the fraud of the 45th President Donald Trump is taking place. This resulted in injuries to 17 people, although, fortunately, the injuries were not serious, reports 6ABC.

Firefighters responded to the New York State Supreme Court building in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday, December 13, after a suspicious odor was reported. Rescuers evacuated three floors of the courthouse.

According to preliminary information provided by a department spokesman, the man used a fire extinguisher on the fourth floor to extinguish the fire he started, according to court documents.

As a result of the fire, 17 people suffered minor injuries, two of whom were taken to a nearby hospital. The rest refused medical care.

The man who set fire to the documents was arrested, court spokesman Al Baker said.

The incident occurred hours after testimony in Trump's civil fraud case, which has been pending on the third floor of the building for nearly three months. Judge Arthur Engoron, who presided over the trial, was also evacuated.

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A court spokesman said Trump was not in the building. His lawyers are due to make their final arguments next month.

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