Man arrested after Washington state Islamic Center fire

Source: Religion News Service

(Reuters) A Washington man was arrested on charges of setting fire to an Islamic center in Bellevue, Wash., authorities said.

Isaac Wayne Wilson, 37, was arrested Saturday (Jan. 14) after he was discovered in a parking lot near the Islamic Center of Eastside, where a fire broke out in the middle of the night.

Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett said Wilson was arrested on suspicion of second degree arson, and on an outstanding warrant for felony first degree malicious mischief in Seattle.

Police and fire agencies received several calls alerting them to a fire at the center around 2:45 a.m. Firefighters found heavy fire on the first and second floors, Fire Chief Mark Risen said, adding that firefighters quickly prevented the fire from spreading to other parts of the building.

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