Update: St. Louis Hindu Temple Twice Vandalized, Suspects Apprehended

February 25, 2003

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On February 25, 2003 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "security video cameras will be installed outside the Hindu Temple of St. Louis as the result of a firebombing that caused only superficial damage over the weekend, the head of its board said Monday... A bottle containing a flammable liquid was set afire and thrown against the front door of the temple, at 725 Weidman Road in west St. Louis County, between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, police said. The fire quickly burned itself out, charring a 3 1/2- to 4-foot section of the door... Krishna Reddy, president of the board, doesn't know what to make of the incident but said it certainly created fear that someone may be targeting the Hindu community."