Massachusetts Man Charged with Starting Blaze

May 13, 2009

Authorities say a Hull, Massachusetts man intentionally started a blaze at the apartment building where he lived.

Police tell The Patriot Ledger that 51-year-old John Goguen is charged with arson of a dwelling house and attempted murder.

Goguen was sent to Bridgewater State Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and is due back in court May 28.

Police did not release a possible motivation for starting the fire that was reported early Saturday morning.

Damage to the eight-unit building is estimated as high as $300,000. No one was hurt.

Information from: The Patriot Ledger

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