Arrest made in Gentilly church fire - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Arrest made in Gentilly church fire


New Orleans, La.- New Orleans Police arrest a 36 year old man accused of setting a Gentilly church on fire.

According to the New Orleans Fire Department, firefighters responded Sunday to a fire at the Kingdom Hall church located at 4411 Congress Street in Gentilly.

A man was caught on camera pouring a combustible liquid onto the bottom of both front doors of the church and setting it on fire.

Sunday morning services were in progress at the time with 148 members in attendance.  Several church members extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived on the scene. Church members followed the man as he walked away from the scene until police officers arrived to make the arrest.

The New Orleans Police Department arrested the man about one block from the church. The man's name was not released.

Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: