El Paso, Texas, Sep 23, 2019 / 12:52 pm
Three Catholic Churches in El Paso were this year the targets of arson, FBI officials announced on Sept. 19.
"The unknown perpetrator(s) of these crimes are believed to have used an incendiary device in an attempt to set fire to three Westside Catholic churches," the FBI said in a statement.
"Each church sustained damage caused from these devices. Thankfully, to date no one has been injured."
The first incident occurred on May 7 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, and the next incident occurred just one week later on May 13 at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Another arson was attempted on June 15 at St. Jude Catholic Church.