‘Person of interest’ detained in L.A. arson fires

Posted by on Jan 02, 2012 at 9:19 am

Los Angeles police this morning have detained and are questioning a “person of interest” in the spate of arson fires around the city since Friday.

The suspect, believed to be the man in a video police released Sunday, was detained near Sunset Boulevard this morning, said an LAPD source familiar with the investigation into the case.

However, in a statement, a Los Angeles fire official said “it is too early to speculate if this person responsible for the spree arson fires.”

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