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Court building evacuated after woman lights large firework

November 29, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a woman was arrested after lighting a large firecracker near a security checkpoint inside a courts building in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports dozens of people were evacuated Thursday as sheriff’s deputies sprayed the firecracker with a fire extinguisher while alarms blared.

Djuquetta Jones could face charges including arson, explosion of a destructive device with intent to injure and unlawfully possessing fireworks. The newspaper says the 42-year-old was on probation for a previous burglary arrest.

Those evacuated were allowed to return after firefighters searched the seven-story building, which houses criminal courts, the district attorney’s office and a jail.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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