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Las Vegas man, 32, held on federal courthouse arson charge

Posted at 1:14 PM, Dec 25, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man who expressed anger online that he was turned away from buying a gun has been arrested and charged with setting fire to the front of the federal bankruptcy court in Las Vegas.

Marty Clark of Las Vegas remained in federal custody Tuesday after his initial appearance court Friday on arson and malicious damage charges in the Nov. 7 fire at the Foley Federal Building.

A preliminary hearing of evidence is scheduled Jan. 4. A federal public defender representing Clark did not immediately respond Tuesday to messages.