SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Late Friday night, the Salem Police Department arrested a Boston man who had allegedly tried to set the Satanic Temple off Bridge Street on fire.
45-year-old Daniel Lucey was arrested on arson, interfering with civil rights, and vandalism to a place of worship charges, according to the Boston Globe.
Co-founder and Spokesperson for the Satanic Temple Lucien Greaves posted images of the suspect on Twitter following the incident.
According to the images posted, a man appeared on security camera surveillance wearing a gray T-shirt with the word "GOD" written on the front of it. Greaves said that the suspect had spread accelerant, which he suspects was gasoline, on the porch of the temple, with photos depicting fires in areas of the deck outside.
Greaves said on Twitter that the damage was "not insignificant," and that "it went up fast."
“I am enormously grateful for the quick and professional response by the Salem Police and Fire departments to last night’s criminal arson attempt and share our community’s relief that no one was hurt in this awful incident. On behalf of the City of Salem, we condemn this hateful attack. Salem is a welcoming place, and the actions of this individual are not reflective of who we are or our values as a community," Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said in a statement on Saturday.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.