A South Carolina man has been arrested for setting fire to a memorial for slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen.
Washington D.C. residents gathered at the capital’s Dupont Circle on Tuesday night to grieve the 17-year-old, who was walking back to her mosque in Fairfax County when she was attacked and possibly sexually assaulted by a land rover driver.
D.C. police confirmed to the Daily News that officers were called Wednesday morning after fire was set to the memorial at a fountain.
A spokeswoman said that Jonathan Solomon, a 24-year-old from South Carolina, had been arrested just after 10 a.m., and added that “at this time, the incident does not appear to be motivated by bias.”
He was arrested for vandalism, according to the U.S. Parks Police, who is handling the investigation.