Police: Man broke into building, set it on fire

July 26, 2017 05:21 AM

GLOVERSVILLE -- Gloversville police were kept quite busy by one man on Tuesday.   

They say 32-year-old Mitchell Swart broke into a building, set it on fire, and then managed to escape once he was caught.

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The building at 33 Bleecker Street is the former YMCA. Police say Swart broke in and used an accelerant to start a fire. He was caught, but then police say he managed to escape, briefly at the police station.

He was taken back into custody in the parking lot.


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