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MCKINNEY McKinney police are investigating a case of arson at the Planned Parenthood clinic.

Police said they responded after the fire department got a call of a fire at the clinic on West Eldorado Parkway near U.S. 75. This was just before Midnight on Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood of North Texas said someone threw an ignited container of diesel fuel that smashed the outer glass of the front door and started a small fire around the door and on the sidewalk. The container was not thrown inside the clinic which is located in a small strip mall shopping center.

Planned Parenthood said this is the first time one of its 21 health centers in North Texas has been attacked with some kind of incendiary device and called it alarming.

The McKinney clinic provides women's health and reproductive services, but does not perform abortions, according to Planned Parenthood.

The clinic opened in June 2008 and frequently draws anti-abortion protesters who have demonstrated without incident.

It serves 4,000 patients in the McKinney area according to Planned Parenthood of North Texas.

McKinney police are investigating.

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