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Cornell residence hall hit by arson: Police investigation underway

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Cornell University Police Department reported an arson incident in a fourth-floor lounge at Ganędagǫ: Hall, one of the residence halls on Cornell’s North Campus.

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The incident, involving furniture damaged by fire, was first noticed on Tuesday morning. However, the exact time of the fire’s occurrence remains unknown.

This latest incident adds to a series of fires on the Cornell campus, including multiple cases in Donlon Hall stairwells and previous damage in Ganędagǫ: Hall earlier this summer.

The string of fires across Cornell’s residential buildings has raised concerns within the university community.

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The Cornell University Police Department has not yet identified any suspects in relation to the latest arson at Ganędagǫ: Hall. The lack of a suspect description complicates the ongoing investigations, as the university police seek to address the repeated fire incidents on campus.

Cornell University Police, along with the Cornell University Fire Marshal’s office, are actively investigating these crimes. The police department urges anyone with information about these incidents to contact the Cornell Public Safety Communications Center at 607-255-1111.