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Driver rams into corrections office, starts fire

HUDSON -- An unidentified person drove a vehicle into the front doors of the Wisconsin Community Corrections office here early Monday and lobbed a device into the office to start a fire, authorities said.

The Hudson Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver in the incident, which took place between 6:15 a.m. and 6:25 a.m. The building is in the St. Croix Business Park.

Police Chief Marty Jensen said that after smashing into the front doors, the person threw a device into the foyer, starting the fire. The fire was put out quickly by the sprinkler system, but it did severe damage to the foyer and adjoining rooms. Also, several state vehicles parked near the entrance had their tires slashed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hudson Police Department at (715) 386-4771.