Man Drives Van Into Central Florida Church and Sets It On Fire With Parishioners Inside

A man in Marion County drove a van into a church and then set it on fire while parishioners were inside, deputies said.

Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala Saturday morning after a man drove his vehicle into the front of the church and lit a fire.

Deputies said the man then led them on a chase before being captured.

The sheriff’s office said no serious injuries were reported.