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Man Arrested for Setting Fires Inside New York Dormitory

Three fires set in Manhattan dorm

 

A man is accused of setting multiple fires inside a yeshiva university dormitory while students were asleep inside. (CBS New York)

 

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NEW YORK – CBS New York reports a man has been arrested, accused of setting fires inside a Yeshiva University Schottenstein dormitory in Manhattan on Friday morning.

Pete Weyand was seen on surveillance video breaking into the building on East 29th Street.

FDNY officials say that Weyand, 33, used candles meant for Chanukah to set three fires.

Weyand was arrested on charges of arson, burglary with criminal intent, reckless endangerment of property, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and aggravated harassment.

There were no injuries in the fires.

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