NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man has been charged in connection with a fatal five-alarm fire in Soho.
Police said it all started with the suspect’s suspicions that his lover was cheating.
Wei Chu Wu, 45, was charged Friday with arson, second-degree murder, attempted assault of a police officer and resisting arrest, police said.
Escorted in handcuffs by police on Friday, 45-year-old Wu sported a black eye — a result of a fight with emergency responders, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported.
Police said he struggled to keep them from saving the lives of innocent victims after he set fire to the building on Spring Street after getting into an argument with his wife over her accused infidelity.