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Man suspected of setting 4 fires caught near Canadian border

September 24, 2018

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. border agents say a black-powder revolver was found in the car being driven by a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, man suspected of starting four fires after he was arrested near the Canadian border in Vermont.

The vehicle being driven by 58-year-old Philip Jordan was stopped Sunday at the Highgate Springs port of entry after he was spotted just south of the border.

Jordan was turned over to the Vermont State Police.

Authorities in Massachusetts had been searching for Jordan since Saturday.

One of the fires destroyed Jordan’s own home. Police say his family members lived at the two of the other sites where fires were set.

It’s unclear when Jordan will return to Massachusetts or if he has a lawyer.

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