Man arrested, accused of setting fires outside City Heights building

Posted at 10:37 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 14:27:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of intentionally setting two fires outside of a City Heights building.

The fires were reported just after 9 a.m. next to a building in the 4100 block of 46th Street, according to San Diego police.

Police said an unidentified man set a trash can next to the building on fire, and then set a bag of clothes on fire.

Residents notified authorities and quickly doused the flames before firefighters arrived.

Meanwhile, the man was spotted by police a short distance from the scene and was pursued by officers.

Officers used a stun gun to subdue the man and took him into custody.

San Diego Fire-Rescue crews are investigating the fires.

No injuries were reported.