Suspect Arrested After Fire Started at Pulse Nightclub Memorial

Authorities in Orlando have charged a man with criminal mischief after the memorial dedicated to the 49 people killed in the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting was set on fire last month.

Security footage from the night of October 12 shows an individual damaging the memorial at the onePULSE Foundation, which was established “to be a sanctuary of love, hope and healing,” according to its website.

The Orlando Fire Department’s Arson and Bomb Squad announced the arrest of one suspect on Tuesday, November 9, onePULSE said in an update.

Local media reported the man, named as Mark Anthony Henson, 64, was facing a felony charge of criminal mischief.

“We are grateful to the Orlando Fire Department for today’s arrest. As always, we are so appreciative of all of the first responders who work to keep our community safe,” the foundation wrote on Facebook. Credit: onePULSE Foundation via Storyful

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