- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 23, 2019

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say fire has damaged an Ohio courthouse and a woman suspected of starting the blaze has been arrested.

The Hocking County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page says Logan police were checking reports of someone throwing bricks through windows of houses early Tuesday when they saw a woman near the rear of the county courthouse and fire coming out of a courthouse window.

The release says the suspect pulled a knife on officers and ran to a nearby apartment. Authorities say she started a small fire in the apartment where investigators found an “improvised explosive device.”

The sheriff’s office says 31-year-old Miranda McCormick has been charged with aggravated arson. It couldn’t be determined whether the Logan woman has an attorney.

Authorities say damage to the courthouse’s first floor was estimated at around $30,000.

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