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Suspected arsonist in custody after 2 fires in Trump Hotel

5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, April 27 2017 Apr 27, 2017 April 27, 2017 7:14 AM April 27, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal

LAS VEGAS - Officials say one person is injured and a suspect is in custody after two separate fires were discovered at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Clark County Fire Department released a statement saying toasters, towels and various other materials were used to ignite the fires at the hotel bearing President Donald Trump's name.

One blaze was located in the women's restroom, on the pool deck level, and the other was in the hallway of the 17th floor.

A county spokesman says a hotel security guard was injured. The extent of the guard's injuries was not immediately released.

A police spokesman tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the man in custody is facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary.

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