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Somebody tries to set a police cruiser on fire in South Boston

Cruiser on fire in South Boston

The fire under the cruiser outside C-6. Photo by Tom Kujala.

Somebody ignited a propane tank next to a parked cruiser outside District C-6 on West Broadway around 8:20 this morning.

Michael Daniels reports it exploded with a green flash.

WBZ reports police have called in the Joint Terrorism Task Force to help investigate.

Tom Kujala reports:

Explosion followed by fire.

He took a second photo after the cruiser had been moved:

Flames in South Boston
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Said it was a propane tank, not a firework.

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Post updated.

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Good stuff people... quite coincidental it happens on Trumps inauguration day. Many of these protesters just want to incite violence. They dont care about civil society or constructive discourse. Sad stuff.

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I want to play Clue for money with you

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This is all about the Starbucks opening in Southie, dummy.

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it's because all the condos being built.

in all seriousness, glad no one was injured.

Boston Police Department appears to do a great job compared to other police departments across the country.

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I also have to say that I'm a white middle aged parent so I really wouldn't know otherwise. I like Evans a lot better than Davis so far also.

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Isn't protest. Let's not blame a million women marching in DC for some crackhead pill popper getting back at C6 for kicking him out from in front of some bank on Broadway.

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Beyond that, the Women's March on Washington (in DC) / Women's March for America (in Boston) is tomorrow.

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70,000 signed up ... for BOSTON!

That's with the tour buses leaving sites all over New England for DC this very moment.

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How do we know that it isn't the result of neonazi skinheads seen in that area - you know, those guys with the giant swastika tattoos when they pull their shirts off?

We don't. That's how.

Someone who has routinely failed to pay his bills and grabbed women is the threat to order here. Not peaceful protesters.

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Suspect Description was black male.

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When you get a chance, explain to us how you came to this conclusion.
Btw, Trump incited violence against protestors and the press several times.
And no one would ever accuse Trump of constructive discourse.

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n/t

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Looks like it'll be on the evening news as there were helicopters over Southie. They don't have time to mess with the DC gala going on.

Also heard a bunch of Firetrucks and sirens racing down a side street a while ago, but might not be relegated.

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Listen folks. There was crime long before Donald Trump was elected.
There was crime long before Barak Obama was elected. There was violence, smuggling and plenty of border incidents before Trump proposed his wall. There were protests regarding all types of topics long before both of them were in the public eye. There was police mis-conduct, and occasional attacks on police before both of them. There were sexual assaults before both of them. There was racial strife before both of them. And people said mean things about one-another before anyone ever heard of Donald Trump or Barak Obama.

The next 4 years will have enough genuine challenges without every single thing that happens being blamed on the current or former President (often based on no facts at all).

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...that it was just plain some lunatic asshole with a propane tank? Odd though, because the newer ones have a safety valve that stops the flow if there's not enough back pressure.
On the other hand, if it fit under the cruiser, it was a one pound can with an open soldering tip. Not sure about the safetys on them.

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Yes that is what the poster is implying. Or maybe just a cop hater wanting to harm law enforcement... There are many possibilities other than anti Trump....

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Cop must have moved the guys space saver...

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congrats

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