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N.H. Man Held On $500K Bail For Stabbings, Church Arson

LEBANON, N.H. (CBS/AP) — A New Hampshire man is being held on $500,000 bail on charges that he stabbed two people and set fire to a church and two other buildings.

Police say Anthony Boisvert admitted to setting fires at Lebanon’s First Baptist Church and at another building. He also told investigators he stabbed two people because he thought they reported the fire to police.

On Tuesday, Boisvert had an outburst during his arraignment. He also filed court paperwork seeking an attorney.

Anthony Boisvert during arraignment (Image from WCAX)

Anthony Boisvert during arraignment (Image from WCAX)

Authorities said the Dec. 28 fire at the First Baptist Church was determined to be suspicious. They were looking for Boisvert. On New Year’s Day, they responded to a call about two stabbings at a Lebanon condominium complex. The victims suffered serious injuries and identified Boisvert as their attacker. Police found him about an hour later.

He’s accused of two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of arson.

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