Displaying 30+ Stories
Allow Ads
CBNNews.com

Vandal Sets 50-Foot Fox News Christmas Tree Ablaze in NYC

12-08-2021
Fox News screenshot
Fox News screenshot

Police have arrested a man after he allegedly set fire to the Christmas tree outside the News Corporation building in New York City.

The red, white, and blue themed Christmas tree — standing 50 feet tall and topped with a red star — was set ablaze shortly after midnight Wednesday, when flames quickly spiraled upward, according to Fox News.

A spokesperson for the police department told WNBC-TV a 49-year-old man is in custody. Footage of the crime, originally circulated on the Citizen App, showed black smoke billowing from the Christmas tree after a man allegedly scaled the display and lit it on fire.

Before it was torched, the Christmas tree was decorated with 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 lights. The tree took workers 21 hours to assemble and decorate.

Here’s what it originally looked like:

It’s not clear yet whether News Corp. plans to replace the destroyed Christmas tree.

Watch the Fox News report on the incident:

***As the number of voices facing big-tech censorship continues to grow, please sign up for Faithwire’s daily newsletter and download the CBN News app to stay up-to-date with the latest news from a distinctly Christian perspective.***

Did you know?

God is everywhere—even in the news. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. We are committed to delivering quality independent Christian journalism you can trust. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Help us continue to be a voice for truth in the media by supporting CBN News for as little as $1.