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Suspected serial arsonist arrested
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A suspected serial arsonist is now behind bars.
That includes a blaze inside a Laundromat in Flushing that destroyed three businesses and six apartments last month. 19 firefighters were also injured.
Police say Dinh's spree also included trash cans, dumpsters, and cars.
"Arson is a callous crime that shows total disregard for the lives and property of those it impacts," said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. "I commend our Fire Marshals in the Bureau of Fire Investigation for their tireless efforts to apprehend this individual whose actions have endangered the lives of New York City residents, injured many Firefighters, and caused a tremendous amount of property damage."
In each instance, Dinh allegedly lit rubbish and other combustible material to start the fires.
He is charged with multiple counts of arson, reckless endangerment, and burglary.
Dinh has 45 prior arrests for many crimes including burglary, property damage, and criminal mischief.
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