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Member of fire brigade sentenced to psychiatric hospital for arson

National News // Jan. 22, 2020

A young arsonist who was a member of the fire brigade has been sentenced to 6 years in a closed psychiatric hospital.

Pixabay Member of fire brigade sentenced to psychiatric hospital for arson

The 22-year-old terrorized the town of Neuenhof in canton Aargau during 2018 after setting several fires.

The man told the court he joined the fire brigade in order to feel that he belonged, and set the fires so he could feel part of the team.

The court ordered him to undergo treatment and then, as he’s a German national, he will be deported.

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