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Surveillance photo of suspect in trash can fire at UD's Fred Rust Ice Arena

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UD Police release additional images of suspect in Dec. 19 trash can fire


11:23 a.m., Jan. 4, 2016--University of Delaware Police have released additional surveillance images of the person suspected of starting a fire in a trash can in the men's restroom at the Fred Rust Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 19. 

The incident occurred around 9 p.m. that day. An ice arena employee was able to remove the trash can from the building and extinguish the fire before any damage was caused or anyone was injured.

According to UD Police, the suspect made statements about a fire just before the alarm activated, and he also was observed lighting a wooden match and throwing it on the ground near the concession area.

New surveillance images show the suspect arriving at the ice arena at 7:53 p.m., accompanied by two men. 

Anyone with information about this individual is asked to contact UD Police at 302-831-2222.

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