Arson reported at Anthropology and Art Practice building

Photo of the arts and anthropology building
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A suspect was reported to UCPD as having set fire to a display case within the northeast side of the Anthropology and Art Practice building.

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UCPD officers responded to a report of arson Saturday at the UC Berkeley Anthropology and Art Practice Building.

At 2:51 p.m., UCPD received a report that an unidentified suspect was seen “maliciously” setting fire to a display case within the northeast side of the building, according to a campus WarnMe email. The suspect, described as a white female with black hair wearing a purple jacket, was last seen fleeing the scene on a bicycle to the south campus area.

Anyone who has information about the crime or recent similar incidents is advised to contact UCPD at 510-642-6760.

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