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LAFD Announces Hollywood Temple Arson Suspect Now in Custody
April 20, 2011
On Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM, the Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned by law enforcement officials to commence a post-fire investigation at the Temple Israel of Hollywood at 7300 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.
In a media statement, the Los Angeles Police Department described a burglary during which a small fire was set in a temple classroom. The fire was reportedly extinguished prior to the Police Officer's arrival. There were no injuries, and damage to the synagogue school was described as minimal.
Pursuant of protocol, the multi-agency House of Worship Arson Task Force was deployed, bringing local specialists from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation to join Investigators from the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments.
With concurrence of the investigation team, the Los Angeles Fire Department released video and still images of the suspect.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to report that...
...a suspect has been identified in connection with this incident, and is currently in custody of the Los Angeles Police Department on unrelated charges.
The arson investigation is ongoing and Los Angeles Fire Department Arson Investigators are currently attempting to determine whether the suspect is responsible for additional recent fires in the area.
This investigation was conducted as a joint effort of the member agencies of the Los Angeles House of Worship Task Force, with the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson Section as the lead agency....
Republished with permission of the Los Angeles Fire Department. View original article here.
Author:Brian Humphrey - PIO - LAFD
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