HAMDEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two students at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut have been charged with setting fires in a dormitory.
Hamden police say Carmelo Fazzolari, of Manalapan, New Jersey, and Bernhard Wright, of Oslo, Norway, were charged with arson and other offenses in the early Friday fires.READ MORE: Former Aide Accusing Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment Says She Believes Governor Was Propositioning Her For Sex
Police allege the men set the fires in The Commons dormitory, which houses nearly 500 students. Several students witnessed the fires and reported them.
Investigators determined the fires were intentionally set in two trash cans and several bathroom stalls. Authorities say a student was burned while trying to move a burning trash can.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont Lifts Most COVID Capacity Limits In Connecticut, But Maintains Mask Mandate
The school says the students have been suspended pending a “conduct meeting.”
Wright and Fazzolari are free on $1,000 bail. It’s unclear whether either defendant has an attorney who can comment.MORE NEWS: 'Isolation Kills, Too': New Jersey Families Beg Governor To Loosen Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Restrictions
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