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Bystanders stopped a deranged woman from torching the home where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta.

Police say the 26-year-old woman doused part of the property with gasoline and was attempting to set it on fire when bystanders subdued her.

The woman was seen on camera trying to ignite a cigarette lighter.

She was detained outside the home on Auburn Avenue near the King Center just after 5:45 p.m. on Thursday.

Two off-duty police officers were nearby and helped detain the woman.

The woman was charged with arson, vandalism and interference with government property. The house is on Atlanta’s historic sites registry.

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The house was previously closed to the public for a 2-year renovation project when the incident happened, authorities say.

“Our prayers are with the individual who allegedly committed this criminal act,” the King Center said in a statement on Thursday.

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“The home had been open for public tours through last month, when it was closed for an “extensive renovation project” that is not expected to be completed until 2025,” the King Center said.

Dr. King was recently in the news after a rarely seen video of one of his speeches resurfaced on Twitter/X.