Caught on video: Man charged with setting guard shack on fire at FBI Chicago office

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Man charged after caught on video setting fire at FBI Chicago office
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James Lofton was charged after he was caught on video setting a guard shack on fire at the FBI Chicago office on Roosevelt Road.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man has been charged with setting a guard shack on fire last Friday at the FBI's Chicago office.

Security cameras captured James Lofton dousing his jacket with an accelerant and lighting it. The station erupted in flames.

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Chicago firefighters said they put out the fire at 2111 West Roosevelt Road quickly with hand pumps.

No one was hurt. Officers were able to arrest him less than a mile away.