The Grinch! Homeless man sets fire to famous NY Christmas tree | VIDEO

In the early morning of this Tuesday, December 7, a indigent set fire to a famous Christmas tree In Manhattan, authorities reported that the 49-year-old man caused the accident with a cigarette lighter.

The Christmas tree was installed just last Sunday with a christmas special on television, he stood next to the Nws Corp. building, which houses Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post.

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Shannon bream, Fox Square anchor, reported the fire live while firefighters they were working to put out the flames: “This is Fox Square in New York, next to the Fox offices. It seems that our huge Christmas tree out there, a few minutes ago, was engulfed in flames.”

Not reported wounded and the homeless man was arrested on charges of arson, breaking and entering and crime against property, the AP agency said. They added that he would have started the fire with a lighter, but it is unclear whether he used an accelerant.

New Christmas tree?

This Sunday the Christmas tree was dismantled before the gaze of onlookers who did not believe what had happened, although it was reported that another will be installed in the following days with a new lighting ceremony.

“We will not let this deliberate act and shameless of cowardice we discourage“Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement quoted by AP.

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They added that a new Christmas tree will decorate the entrance of the building “like a message that there may be peace, light and joy even in dark moments like this. ”


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