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Nabra Hassanen’s Washington D.C. Memorial Set On Fire

A 24-year-old from South Carolina has been arrested in connection with the fire.

June 21, 2017

A memorial for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl who was murdered shortly after leaving her Virginia mosque on Sunday, was set on fire in Washington D.C.'s DuPont circle on Wednesday, Fox 5 reports.

Fire officials told Fox that they responded to the scene of the memorial around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning and found the site ablaze. A vigil had been held at DuPont circle on Tuesday night. D.C. Police say that they've arrested Jonathan Soloman, a 24-year-old from South Carolina, in connection with the fire.

Hassanen was returning to All Dulles Area Muslim Society with a group at around 3 a.m. when they were confronted by a motorist, who attacked her. 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres has been arrested and charged with the murder. Fairfax County police said that the murder is not being investigated as a hate crime.

The All Dulles Area Muslim Society has set up a fundraiser for the family of Nabra Hassanen. Donate here.

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Nabra Hassanen’s Washington D.C. Memorial Set On Fire