Police: Pennsylvania man charged for setting rabbi's home ablaze

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A man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a home belonging to a rabbi in Midwood.

The NYPD confirmed they have arrested 41-year-old Matthew Karelefsky, of Pennsylvania.

Surveillance video from when the fire started Thursday morning showed someone running away from the scene.

Investigators say Karelefsky has a tattoo on his body which reads: "Never let go of hatred, kill Rabbi Max."

Karelefsky faces attempted murder and arson charges.

Twelve people were taken to the hospital, including a 6-week-old baby. They all are expected to be OK.

 

MORE: Authorities continue search for suspect in Midwood fire believed to be arson

 

 

 

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