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Police: Man Attempted to Set Ryman Auditorium On Fire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was charged with arson after police said he attempted to set the Ryman Auditorium on fire.

According to an affidavit, surveillance showed 52-year-old Jeffrey Parsley piled newspapers outside the back doors of "Mother Church" and set them on fire on August 18.

The flames rose several feet high against the doorway, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread.

His bond was set at $20,000.

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