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Man arrested for trying to set fire to train cars in Hinton

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SUMMERS COUNTY (WVVA) -

A Hinton man is behind bars after police say he attempted to set fire to several railroad cars. 

Officer Lemon with the Hinton Police Department tells WVVA the incident occurred Tuesday morning around 2:15 a.m.

Lemon says George Ruff, 29 of Hinton, WV, was building fires underneath the wheels of the train cars. Ruff told officers that he wanted to "open the gates of Heaven."

Ruff is charged with third degree arson and trespassing. He is being held in Southern Regional Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond 

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