HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — The FBI plans to interview a man arrested for setting fire to the chapel at a Jewish cemetery.
Idris Hamid, 65, was arrested following Monday night’s fire at Beth El Cemetery near Forest Lawn Cemetery, off Laburnum Avenue, in eastern Henrico.
“We did dispatch a full crew to the location. We did have fire on the exterior of the chapel building,” Henrico Fire spokesman Capt. Daniel Rosenbaum said. “It was a single-story chapel. The damage was minimal to the building.”
Rosenbaum said the chapel, which is used for funeral services, was empty when the fire started.