The twice targeted St. George Coptic Orthodox Church has burned to the ground in the middle of Surrey, BC, after a failed attempt on Wednesday. RCMP are now looking for a “heavy set” white woman who was caught trying to set the doors on fire.
A few days prior to the eventual successful terrorist attack, she was recorded trying to light a blaze aound 2:30 in the morning. Police described the suspect to the state broadcaster as “white, five feet seven inches, with a heavy-set build and dark hair. She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black tank top, black tights with a flower print and black flip flops.”
Five days after the first attempt, a second successful attack brought the church to the ground.
Authorities say that the blaze was “suspicious,” however they say that there is no evidence linking the first and second attacks.
The Orthodox church became the 46th Christian place of worship to be targeted in the ongoing terror campaign against the community.
Justin Trudeau’s Minister of Transport weighed in on Twitter, calling the 46th church “tragic.”
The entirety of the building was burned to a crisp, with only a few scorched walls remaining.
No surrounding buildings were affected by the fire.