Man held over 50 arson attacks in LA
Wednesday 04 January 2012
A German man is being held without bail over dozens of suspected arson attacks in Los Angeles last weekend that destroyed parked cars and damaged buildings across the city.
Harry Burkhart, 24, was arrested because he resembled a "person of interest" captured on surveillance video. He was stopped in a van being sought by police.
More than 50 fires have started across LA since Friday. Cars were set alight and the former home of Jim Morrison, of The Doors, was among the homes damaged.
One firefighter was injured while another person suffered smoke inhalation. It is not known how long Mr Burkhart, from Frankfurt, has been in the US.
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