Man accused of setting fire to Pulse memorial wall arrested


The Orlando Fire Department’s arson investigations unit says they’ve arrested the person seen on video setting fire to the Pulse Memorial offering wall last month.

The suspect was identified as 64-year-old Mark Anthony Henson. He’s facing a charge of felony criminal mischief.

WATCH: Man caught on camera setting fire to Pulse memorial wall

Surveillance video posted on the onePulse Foundation Facebook page shows a man in a wheelchair approach the offering wall and set fire to it around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Three Angel banners were burned along with other items within the affected area, according to the foundation.

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No injuries were reported, according to the Orlando Fire Department.

Police have not released any additional information explaining how they identified Henderson as the suspect.

According to the Orlando Fire Department, at this time, there is no indication the incident was a hate crime.

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