Man arrested for stabbing and arson in Lebanon church fire

LEBANON, NH (WHDH) — Police arrested Anthony K. Boisvert Sunday night in connection with the stabbing of two people and a fire that destroyed a historic church in Lebanon last week.

Flames destroyed the first Baptist Church on School Street Thursday morning. Police say Boisvert was arrested on arson charges for starting those flames, as well as assault charges for the stabbing of two people.

Officials said the two victims suffered serious injuries after the suspect allegedly stabbed them at a condo in Lebanon.

The First  Baptist Church, located on the corner of Green and School Streets and built in 1860, was destroyed in what police are saying was an intentionally-set fire. Large parts of the roof of the church completely collapsed. A firefighter suffered a shoulder injury while fighting the flames.

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