CCTV image of man at one of the garages hit by an arson attack
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Los Angeles arson attacks: 'Person of interest' detained

Police in Los Angeles have detained a "person of interest" in their investigation into numerous arson attacks across the city, a day after releasing CCTV of a man they said they wished to speak to.

The surveillance footage released on Sunday showed a man dressed all in black at a garage which was later the scene of another fire.

LAPD's Michael Moriarty had said the man was not being labelled "as a suspect, but we'd certainly like to talk to this person."

  • 02 Jan 2012