Arrest made in fire set at Florida mosque that Orlando gunman at - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Arrest made in fire set at Florida mosque that Orlando gunman attended

Posted: Updated:
(AP) -

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say they have made an arrest in the arson fire that heavily damaged the Florida mosque Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen occasionally attended.

Joseph Michael Schreiber, 32, was arrested in Fort Pierce Wednesday afternoon and will be charged with a felony count of arson with a hate crime enhancement, St. Lucie County sheriff's Major David Thompson said.

The Islamic Center of Fort Pierce sustained extensive damage in a fire set late Sunday on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The blaze also coincided with the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha.

No one was injured. The fire burned a 10-by-10-foot hole in the roof at the back of the mosque's main building and blackened its eaves with soot.

Powered by Frankly