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FBI says arrest made in fire set intentionally at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, right, speaks to reporters after a news conference in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. The FBI says a Chinese national has been arrested in the investigation of a fire set intentionally at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco. Special FBI Agent-in-Charge David J. Johnson said Monday that 39-year-old Yan Feng of Daly City was arrested Friday after he called police in the San Francisco suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 06, 2014 - 11:03 AM

SAN FRANCISCO - The FBI says it has made an arrest in a fire set intentionally at the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco.

FBI spokesman Peter Lee said Monday that one suspect had been taken into custody.

Lee did not provide further details, saying FBI Special Agent in Charge David Johnson would have more information at a news conference.

No one was hurt in the New Year's Day blaze that charred a doorway and damaged the lobby of the building.

Federal officials said shortly after the fire that it was not being investigated as an act of terrorism.

Consulate workers say surveillance cameras showed a person exiting a van with two buckets of gasoline, pouring it on the building before igniting the blaze.

The FBI said earlier that no bomb-making materials were found.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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