Tennessee man facing federal arson charges stemming from Nashville courthouse fire

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A Tennessee man has been charged in connection with setting fire to a historic Nashville courthouse–which serves as a City Hall–during a protest over the death of George Floyd, authorities said. Wesley Somers, 25, of Hendersonville, was arrested Sunday by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on state arson charges. He was further charged by federal prosecutors Wednesday with malicious destruction of property using fire or explosives for his role in the destruction of the Metro Courthouse, according to Department of Justice news release.