St. Louis Public Radio News
4:29 pm
Tue March 25, 2003

Two Arrested in Hindu Temple Fire-Bombings

St. Louis, Mo – Police have arrested two 17-year olds in connection with two recent firebombings at the Hindu Temple of St. Louis.

Paul Laird and Nathaniel Conner both live in Ballwin, near the temple. They were arrested this weekend in Arkansas and face arson and weapons charges.

Police say the boys were just bored and that the crime was probably not race-related. But the FBI says the youths may still face hate crime charges.