Burned Mississippi church had “Vote Trump” sprayed on it
GREENVILLE, Miss. — Authorities say a fire has partially damaged a church in Mississippi.
The words “Vote Trump” were spray-painted on an outside wall.
Fire Chief Ruben Brown tells The Associated Press that firefighters found flames and smoke pouring from the sanctuary of the Hopewell M.B Church just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
He says the sanctuary sustained heavy damage, while the kitchen and pastor’s office received water and smoke damage.
He says investigators don’t know yet if it is a case of arson.
The FBI and Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are helping with the investigation.
Brown says there was also a political message spray-painted on the side of the church, but would not say what the message said.
“Vote Trump” is clearly visible in images of the church broadcast on television sites.