Suspect arrested in Duluth synagogue fire
City officials will meet the media Sunday to discuss the arrest and „the conclusion“ of the investigation into the fire that destroyed the synagogue belonging to Adas Israel Congregation. Written By: Brady Slater | Sep 13th 2019 – 4pm
A 36-year-old man was being held in St. Louis County jail as of Friday, pending a felony charge of first-degree arson. The News Tribune generally does not name suspects who have not yet been charged.
Officials with the city declined to offer any further details. The news conference will include Mayor Emily Larson, Police Chief Mike Tusken and Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj, the city said.
News of the synagogue burning to the ground has spread throughout the world and drawn lots of attention on social media. Late Friday, a leading regional Jewish advocacy group addressed the latest news, thanking authorities for an investigation leading to an arrest and for moving their announcement off of the Jewish Sabbath.