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Fire at Paris Notre Dame Cathedral

Date of Occurrence: 15th April, 2019 Location: Paris, France Event: Fire Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 0

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is currently on fire. The central spire appears to be engulfed in flames as the Paris Fire Department launches a major operation to contain the flames. The cause is still unknown and no injuries are reported.

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Gas Explosion Kills 1, Injures 17 in North Carolina

Date of Occurrence: April 10th 2019 Location: Durham, North Carolina Event: Gas Explosion Fatalities: 1 Injuries/Displaced: 17

Firefighters were evacuating a building in Durham, N.C. in response to a gas leak when an explosion partially collapsed the building, leaving 1 dead and 17 people inured. Emergency responders blocked off the area after a gas line under the building was damaged during construction. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

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Maryland Man Arrested In Foiled Attempt To Run Down Pedestrians At National Harbor

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Date of Occurrence: 8th April, 2019 Location: National  Harbor, MD Event: Attempted Vehicle Ramming Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 0

A man was arrested on the National Harbor waterfront in connection with the theft of a cargo van federal prosecutors say he planned to use to run down pedestrians in an attack inspired by ISIS. The van was stolen 2 days prior to his arrest from a parking garage in Alexandria, VA. The man drove to Dulles International Airport where he tried for 2 hours to find a way through security. The suspect then drove to the National Harbor Waterfront, where thin crowds caused him to delay the attack and break into a boat where he hid overnight. The next morning, police discovered the stolen van and waited near it for whoever stole it to return. The suspect was spotted jumping over a security fence from the boat dock and was arrested.
 

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