Police: Person Detained Over Arson at Southern California Mosque
A Southern California mosque was damaged in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set.
Flames were reported just after noon Friday at the Islamic Center of Palm Springs, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire was contained to the small building’s front lobby, and no one was injured.
By late Friday night, the Sheriff’s Department released a statement calling the blaze “an intentional act” and saying it would use all available resources to investigate.
The department later said a person of interest was being questioned in connection with the incident, but gave no further information.