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Tucson complex residents face eviction for targeting mosque

September 5, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An apartment complex near the University of Arizona campus intends to evict residents who threw glass bottles and alcohol at a neighboring mosque.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Thursday that GMH Capital Partners, which owns Sol y Luna apartments, plans to file eviction proceedings after seeing “sufficient evidence.”

Representatives from the Islamic Center of Tucson say children at the mosque were doused with alcohol last month. Two days later, broken bottles were found in an outside area.

Surveillance footage and witnesses indicate both incidents were started by residents.

City Councilman Steve Kozachik, who was reviewing if the city could punish the complex, applauded the eviction decision.

He says the residents involved were UA students.

The company did not release any information on the residents involved in its statement.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com

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