Ind. man arrested on charges in Ohio mosque fire

Randy Linn, 52, taken into custody

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -  

A northeastern Indiana man has been arrested on charges that he started a fire inside a landmark mosque in Ohio, authorities said.

Indiana State Police said troopers and federal agents arrested Randy Linn, 52, of Saint Joe, at his workplace Tuesday in Fort Wayne. Police said Linn faces arson and aggravated burglary charges in connection with Sunday's fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.

Linn was jailed in Fort Wayne awaiting extradition to Ohio.

Ohio fire marshal's office spokesman Shane Cartmill said that investigators believe Linn is the person recorded by a surveillance camera outside the center, the Blade of Toledo reported.

The fire caused smoke and water damage at the mosque that sits along Interstate 75 near Toledo and has a golden dome that is visible for miles.


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