HPD searching for arson suspect who attempted to set church, school on fire

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Police are searching for an arson suspect who attempted to set fire to a church and school, but only caused damage to the outside of the church on Monday, Nov. 15.

According to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD), the incident happened around 2:55 a.m. at 1212 University Ave., which is the Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu.

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HPD said the man who reportedly set the fire ran away in an unknown direction.

He appeared to be wearing a black t-shirt, pants and fingerless gloves, as well as slippers and a white surgical face mask. Video surveillance also showed the unknown suspect to have a fair complexion and buzzed short hair.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident and/or the suspect should contact HPD here. Those who want to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers here.

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