Teen arrested in metro Detroit mosque fire, officials say not a hate crime

Posted at 12:33 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 15:54:37-04

Pittsfield Township police say they have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a fire at a mosque in Ypsilanti.

Police say the teen set the fire at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti at 5909 W. Michigan Avenue on February 27. He's also accused of arson at a secondary location.  

Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety, ATF and FBI say they have determined that this was not a hate crime. 

Officials say charges are pending.