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L.A. arson suspect Harry Burkhart on suicide watch

January 4, 2012 | 11:28 am

Arson suspect Harry Burkhart
Authorities have placed Los Angeles arson suspect Harry Burkhart on suicide watch, according to a senior LAPD official.

The police official declined to detail what Burkhart said or did after his arrest that led police to take the precautionary measure.

Burkhart is not cooperating with authorities and has said nothing about the fires during interrogations, the source said.

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When he has spoken, it has mostly been rants against law enforcement and against the United States in general, according to the source.


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