Adnan Ali Hussein, 28, was charged with third degree arson for the incident on August 24, the FDNY said.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Funeral Arrangements Announced As Search Continues For Brian Laundrie
The department released surveillance video which it said shows Hussein setting the booth on fire using an “ignitable liquid.”
“Arson is not only a serious crime but also an extremely reckless act that can have devastating effects on the entire community,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. “Our Fire Marshals quickly apprehended this individual before he caused any further damage or harm to New Yorkers.”
#FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced today that Fire Marshals have arrested Adnan Ali Hussein, 28, for allegedly using an ignitable liquid to set fire to a ticket booth during the 18th Avenue Feast of Santa Rosalia in Brooklyn. Read more: https://t.co/WWaHjZIGaB pic.twitter.com/kBdhav3yMRREAD MORE: Jury Begins Deliberations In R. Kelly Trial After 6 Weeks Of Testimony
— FDNY (@FDNY) September 5, 2021
Hussein is also charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.MORE NEWS: NYC Teacher, Principal Unions Warn Of School Staffing Shortages When Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect; De Blasio Says Substitutes Standing By
Editor’s note: This story was first published Sept. 5.