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Police arrest suspect in alleged arson at Supreme Court building

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 11:03 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man suspected of setting fire at the Hawaii Supreme Court building has been arrested, authorities said.

Officials said the 53-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson Tuesday around 7 p.m. on Queen Street — just a few hundred feet away from the Supreme Court building.

Police said he refused to give his name.

The blaze caused about $20,000 in damage.

Damage was seen at one of the sites of the fires.
Damage was seen at one of the sites of the fires.(HNN)

Investigators are trying to figure out if the same man is also responsible for setting a fire at the state Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Taxation.

HFD said all of the fires were intentionally set.

If you have any tips, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.

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