FBI investigates fire at anti-abortion organization


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI says it’s assisting in investigating a fire that caused damage at an anti-abortion organization in Albuquerque.

FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says the agency is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person who set several fires at Project Defending Life, an organization that describes itself as a Catholic-based ministry that aims to support women in “unplanned and crisis pregnancies” in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and elsewhere in northern New Mexico.

Fisher says the fire damaged an office and a chapel inside the building on Wednesday morning.

The Albuquerque Fire Department put out the fire. There were no reported injuries.

The FBI has released images showing a white car seen near the Project Defending Life office that was set on fire. The driver is seen exiting the car and returning several minutes later.

The FBI says the person is not a suspect but rather could be a witness.

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