It was something however a silent evening outdoors of Fox News headquarters in New York City as Tuesday evening turned to Wednesday morning. A convicted legal set the FNC All-American Christmas tree ablaze, filling the downtown space with much more early morning sirens than normal.
This fool set the Fox News Christmas Tree on hearth. 🔥 🎄 pic.twitter.com/dz5waCrNDB
— dBm (@blu_ceo) December 8, 2021
Craig Tamanaha, a 49-year-old man with earlier arrests for drug possession and public intoxication, can now add arson, legal mischief, and reckless endangerment to his arrest file.
Members of the Fox News safety crew noticed Tamanaha climbing the 50′ tree simply previous midnight and contacted police. When officers arrived on the scene a short while later, they noticed Tamanaha working from the hearth. They had been in a position to observe him down and take him into custody. It’s not but recognized what Tamanaha used to begin the blaze.
Workers spent 21 hours adorning Fox’s tree, which is a staple in Midtown. The crimson, white and blue themed tree had 10,000 ornaments and greater than 100,000 lights. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the course of the hearth.
Suzanne Scott, Fox News Media’s CEO, thanked the town’s first responders in a firm memo this morning: “There were no injuries and thankfully all employees working inside the building remained safe throughout the duration of the fire. We are very grateful to the FDNY which quickly mobilized to extinguish the fire and the NYPD which apprehended the criminal on site, who has since been charged with arson, among multiple other crimes. Our security team also did a great job responding to the incident immediately.”
Scott then added that the media large is already planning to exchange the tree, full with a lighting ceremony.
“This has become a new wonderful tradition on FOX Square over the last three years. We will not let this deliberate and brazen act of cowardice deter us. We are in the process of rebuilding and installing a new tree as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even during a dark moment like this,” mentioned Scott. “We are currently planning on a lighting ceremony for the new tree and will send those details once we have them.”
Tamanaha ought to follow yuletide logs subsequent time. This 12 months, his spot on Santa’s good listing simply went up in smoke.
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