Arson in Wilmersdorf refugee home

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During the night a bag burned in a refugee shelter in Wilmersdorf. The arrested person is said to be a notorious arsonist.

Police caught a notorious arsonist on Sunday morning. The 33-year-old is suspected of having set fire to a refugee shelter on Aachener Straße in Wilmersdorf. Around 4:15 a.m., fire alarms were triggered in the stairwell, whereupon a 50-year-old resident ran to the ground floor.

On the way he met a man who informed him about the fire. In the laundry room, the 50-year-old found a burning bag, which he then extinguished in the inner courtyard.

The police finally arrested the man from the stairwell. A racist motive ruled them out. (Tsp)

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Mette Frederiksen is a The Washington Newsday correspondent. With her coverage of general science, NASA and the interface between technology and society, Frederiksen has been in the Science Desk's Technology Beat since joining Washington Newsday in 2018.

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