Arrest Made in Connection with Staten Island Gas Station Fire

NY 1 - August 05, 2018

Police say they've arrested the man responsible for arson at a Staten Island gas station.

The NYPD says Fakrol Islam was tracked down in Buffalo.

They say he is the man seen in video lighting a piece of paper, then placing it next to a can of gasoline. The flames ignite, and he just barely gets out of the way.

Police say one other person, who was nearby, was seriously hurt.

It happened early Monday morning in Bulls Head.

The station's suppression system later put out the blaze.

Authorities say the motive is still unclear.

Police say the 26-year-old Brooklyn resident is now in the hospital.

He has been charged with arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.