2 young children arrested after intentionally burning down church in Geneva (video)By Mason White 11:23 AM September 15, 2014
|Scene of the fire|
By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) Two young children were arrested for questioning after they allegedly burned down a church, police in Switzerland said.
Investigators in Geneva said that the two children, who are both under 10 years old, set fire to the Catholic church over the weekend.
The fire on Saturday, completely destroyed the church in Lignon, Vernier. One person suffered smoke inhalation from the fire that broke out shortly after 12:00 p.m., police said.
About 50 emergency service workers responded to the scene. An investigation into the incident quickly led to the two children.
Prosecutors said that given their young age, they will not be held criminally responsible. Investigators questioned the two children in front of their parents before allowing them to return home.
The destruction of the church forced the congregation to use a nearby Protestant church.