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WVU Police Arrest Student on Arson Charge

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West Virginia University Police have arrested a student for arson in connection to an April 3 incident.  WVU Police said Michael Maiorino, 20, lit a flier on fire inside of the Arnold Hall Annex, which set off the fire alarm.

 Maiorino admitted to police to setting the fire, which did not cause any structural damage.

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The West Virginia University Police Department are seeking witnesses about an incident that occurred early Friday morning.

At 4:15 a.m. on Friday, three white men had jumped another man on University Avenue.  The suspects left the scene of the crime as a witness approached and called 911.

UPD responded to another incident on Thursday, April 3 after a fire alarm went off at the Morgantown Fire Department.  The alarm sounded after the police discovered someone has left burning paper against a wall.

No injuries were reported and the fire department only suffered minor damages.

UPD is asking anyone with information about these incidents to please contact the WVU Police at 304-293-2677

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