Car Belonging to Congressman's Niece Torched

Bobby Rush's niece treated for minor burns

By Steve Bryant and BJ Lutz
|  Wednesday, Aug 19, 2009  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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Car Belonging to Congressman's Niece Torched

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Authorities say they detected an accelerant surrounding the car belonging to Rep. Bobby Rush's niece.

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Car Belonging to Congressman's Niece Torched

Authorities say an accelerant was found around a Lexus belonging to the niece of Rep. Bobby Rush.
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A car belonging to the niece of Rep. Bobby Rush was torched Tuesday morning in Lansing, Ill.

Authorities said an accelerant was found around the Lexus, which was parked outside the Britany Lane home of the Democrat's brother, Marlan Rush.

"We get there (and) the owner of the vehicle was there.  She had minor burns. She was treated on-scene and she refused to go to the hospital," said Sgt. Scott Bailey with the Lansing Police Department.

Investigators said they're still trying to piece together what happened and have not made any arrests.

A Rush spokesman said the congressman has yet to receive details from the family or investigators and had no further comment.

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