Memorial for Nabra Hassanen Set Ablaze in Washington D.C.

Earlier this week, 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was abducted and murdered in Fairfax County, V.A., after leaving a mosque, a tragedy that triggered gatherings of large groups of individuals all around the country to honor the young teenager through organized vigils, prayers and memorials.

At 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 21, officials responded to a fire call at the Dupont Memorial Fountain. Upon arrival, D.C. Fire Department found a memorial dedicated to Nabra on fire. The flames were extinguished and stopped. According to sources, D.C. police have arrested Jonathan Soloman, a 24-year-old man from South Carolina, in connection to the fire.

A police spokesperson said the incident “does not appear to be motivated by bias” and that Soloman is currently being charged with vandalism.