Boston police investigating after ballot box set on fire

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BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man seen setting a ballot box on fire.

In a Facebook post, Boston Police say at 4:11 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to 700 Boylston Street where they met Boston Fire on scene tending to smoke coming from an early voting ballot box.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire after filling the ballot box with water.

The Boston Police Department say they are “actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident” and ask anyone with information relevant to the investigation to contact the Boston Fire Department Investigation Unit at (617) 343-3324.

Boston Police tells anyone who would like to assist the investigation anonymously to call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800)494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

The Boston Police Department says they will “stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.”

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