Man arrested after trying to destroy Confederate statue in Houston
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Authorities on Monday said they arrested a man in Houston for attempting to place a bomb near a Confederate statue, The Associated Press reported.

A park ranger on Saturday found the man, Andrew Schneck, stooping down near the statue of a Confederate lieutenant in Hermann Park.

Schneck is charged with trying "to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance," the AP report said. 

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Schneck in 2014 was arrested for having explosive materials stored improperly.

The arrest comes as Confederate statues are under renewed scrutiny after one person died and multiple others were injured at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month meant to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.