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Windows Smashed at Federal Building, County Courthouse in Duluth; Homeless Man Arrested

Updated: 03/21/2014 10:24 PM
Created: 03/21/2014 12:15 PM WDIO.com

A homeless man is accused of doing thousands of dollars in damage to Duluth Civic Center buildings Friday morning.

Authorities responded to a damage to property call at 6:02 a.m. about a man smashing out windows on the front doors of the Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building.

When officers arrived, they found the 35-year-old suspect sitting on the stairs of the St. Louis County Courthouse. They said he was having mental issues and was taken into custody and transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center.

The man admitted to damaging the federal building door windows with his cane and pulling a plaque off of the Priley Circle statue with his hands, according to authorities.

Authorities said they found additional damage to a paper vending machine, flag pole and glass-framed display boxes in the courthouse. An Eyewitness News crew on the scene saw that the windows in front doors of the building were also broken.

Authorities said damage to the federal building windows is estimated to be about $4,000.

Windows were also broken at a church south of Superior over the weekend, but authorities tell Eyewitness News they don't believe the cases are related at this time.

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