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According to Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A fire unit was set up in a planned Parental clinic in Columbia, Missouri, and is investigated as a harassment as possible, the FBI said in Tuesday's statement.
The agency also said that it is offering $ 10,000 remuneration for information that allows anyone who is responsible for arresting and convicting the fire early Sunday.
The FBI said that a person's surveillance video shows a wearing dark clothes entering the Planned Health Center-Parenthood-Columbia at 4:05 a.m. Sunday. When that person walked out of the clinic, smoke could be seen coming from the building, according to the agency.
There was no one inside the building when the fire was reported. The building's sprinkler system successfully extinguished the fire before burning fire drives with Columbia. Firefighters said the fire was "suspicious in nature," said Columbia police.
Federal civil rights crimes investigated by the FBI include breaches of the Freedom of Access to Clinics Act, which makes it a crime to destroy or eliminate property property as it provides reproductive health services.
Dr Brandon Hill's Planning Parenting President and Chief Executive said in Tuesday's statement that the clinic will stay closed for the rest of the week. The team hopes to reopen next week and is working with patients to reschedule appointments, he said.
Hill said when the investigation continues and it is clear that the fire was focused on the introduction of services and accessing access to patients on sexual and reproductive healthcare.
"Do not forget – we are committed to providing care in the Columbia community, and this crime will not prevent our mission," he said.
At present Columbia clinic does not provide abortion due to new state regulations that came into effect last year that doctors require abortion to admit doctor privileges in nearby hospitals. A doctor has been successful in finding those privileges that are harder after offering the privileges to be offered in the Missouri University Hospital in the 2015 Leadership.
Parenting successfully planned to seek legal exemption on the needs, leaving a clinic in St. Louis as the only one who provides abortion in Missouri.