Update: Man arrested, charged with starting fire at Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood

  • Source: WOOD-TV NBC 8 Grand Rapids
  • Published: 08/05/2022 12:00 AM

A man arrested and accused of starting a fire at a Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo had posted a video calling abortion “genocide,” authorities say. Joshua Brereton, a 25-year-old from Paw Paw, has been federally charged with arson, the United States Attorney’s Office Western District of Michigan said in a Thursday release. He will appear in federal court on Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office told News 8. The fire happened around 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the Planned Parenthood on West Michigan Avenue near S. Drake Road in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo police say first responders were able to put the fire out in under 10 minutes. Planned Parenthood was closed the next day due to the fire, court records say. No one was inside at the time and only the outside of the building was damaged.


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