YPSILANTI (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say they’ve identified a 16-year-old boy as a suspect in a fire that destroyed a mosque in Michigan.
The Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety says in a statement that an investigation has found that the fire isn’t considered a hate crime. The statement says the determination followed a “thorough review of evidence and investigative information.”READ MORE: Interest In Unionizing Grows Among Michigan Starbucks Workers
Saturday’s fire destroyed the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti in the Washtenaw County community of Pittsfield Township. No injuries were reported.READ MORE: Delta Unveils New Face Recognition Screen That Displays Personalized Flight Information
An investigation involving police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI identified the teen as a suspect in that fire, as well as another fire Feb. 27 at a vacant house.
Police say the teen and his parents cooperated with investigators. The Ann Arbor News reports he was released from custody, pending charges.MORE NEWS: Highland Park Shooting Suspect Bobby Crimo III Charged With 7 Counts Of First-Degree Murder
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