Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

7held indamage to Pa. federal buildings

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PHILADELPH­IA— A group of people dressed in black vandalized at least two federal buildings in downtown Philadelph­ia on New Year’s Eve, and police said they recovered Molotov cocktails and other suspicious devices as they arrested seven of them, authoritie­s said Friday.

Officers spotted about 50 people, all in black, around 8: 30 p. m. Thursday at the historic U. S. Customs House, police said. A

25- year- old man was seen throwing a brick through the windows of a federal building and courthouse shortly before 9 p. m., police said. He fled with a 24- yearold man and two

23- year- old women, all of whom were arrested.

Anti- police and antiprison graffiti were scrawled on walls, a sheriff’s van was defaced and several windows were broken.

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