Suburban man charged with committing hate crime at a church

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ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) _ A suburban Chicago man faces felony hate crime charges after he allegedly broke windows of a church and spray-painted doors and walls with anti-religious words.

In a news release, Orland Park Police say that 23-year-old Luke Corrigan of Orland Park was arrested over the weekend after a police officer recognized him on surveillance camera video.

Police say Corrigan was charged with five felony counts of committing a hate crime at a church in connection with five incidents this year at the Living Word Lutheran Church.

Corrigan was also charged with arson after police discovered that he allegedly tried to set a fire at the church.

Corrigan was taken to Cook County Jail where he is being held without bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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