A young woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to burn a pro-police American flag during Sunday’s Philly Pride Parade.
ReeAnna Segin, 18, of Woodbine, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with attempting to commit arson, causing/risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person and other related offenses.
Police say Segin tried to burn a “thin blue line” American flag while in a crowd during the Pride Parade at 12th and Locust streets Sunday at 12:10 p.m. The flag represents the “Blue Lives Matter” movement in support of police officers.
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An officer took her into custody. No one was hurt during the incident.
Segin was released late Monday afternoon after posting 10% of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 25 in which a decision will be made regarding whether or not Segin will face the current charges against her.
Correction: Police identified the woman as Ryan Segin. Her name is ReeAnna Segin, according to her supporters and published reports. We have updated our stories.