Police search for suspected arsonist who allegedly started 3 church fires in Brooklyn

The last fire occurred at the Church of Saint Mark on Union Street in Crown Heights. (4/15/14)

BROOKLYN - Police are searching for a suspected arsonist who allegedly started fires at three separate Brooklyn churches.

The last fire occurred at the Church of Saint Mark on Union Street in Crown Heights.

The church secretary who discovered the fire Monday morning says the suspect lit a box of candles on fire and left a trail of newspapers to fuel it.

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Police say the suspect also lit a newspaper on fire in the vestibule of The Greater New Beginning Baptist Church on 98th Street around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

They say that on Sunday, he tossed something through a window at Inglesia Christiana Church on Pitkin Avenue. A small fire in the bathroom ensued, but it was quickly extinguished and caused minor damage.

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