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FBI investigating possible arson, explosion at Renton church

United Christian Church in Renton has these doors displayed on its property. The door with "all" was set on fire in June 2019. (KIRO 7)

The FBI is investigating a possible arson or explosion that occurred at Renton’s United Christian Church on Wednesday morning, the second attack on the church this week. It is unknown if the incidents are connected.

Renton police tweeted that officers were in the area of the 15500 block of 116th Avenue Southeast investigating the incident shortly before 11 a.m. The tweet said there is no danger to the public.

The roadway was blocked during the investigation.

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The Seattle bureau of the FBI is in charge of the investigation and will release more information when it is available. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was also on scene.

The church was the also the target of a possible hate crime over the weekend. The church doors, which read “God’s doors are open to all,” were set on fire.

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