Fargo City police have arrested Hassan Shire Hassan, of Fargo, a 33-year-old Muslim suspected of setting an SUV on fire outside of a Fargo Islamic Center Sunday night, Jan. 17.
Inforum Hassan was being held Tuesday on an arson charge at the Cass County Jail in connection to a vehicle fire outside the Islamic Center of Fargo, 601 28th St. S., the Fargo Police Department said in a news release.
About 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police and firefighters were called to a vehicle fire at the mosque, which is in an industrial area about one block west of 25th Street South and a half-mile south of Main Avenue. A witness said they saw someone walk away from the car before it became engulfed in flames, according to police.
Hassan was arrested Monday on suspicion of arson, police said.