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Man wanted for questioning after someone set fire to Virginia state building

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jun 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-08 08:08:03-04

PETERSBURG, Va. — Police have released photos of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a 2013 arson at a state building. The man in the photos is believed to be involved in the fire that damaged the Commonwealth of Virginia Social Services building on Park Avenue in Petersburg.

“During the course of this investigation, we have determined that a heavy oil/lubricant petroleum product was used to start the fire,” Virginia State Police Special Agent M.A. Oliver said. “We would like to hear from anyone who might help us identify the individual in the pictures or have information regarding the fire.”

The fire damaged an area around the building, Virginia State Police said. No one was reported injured as a result of the fire. Anyone with information was asked to call Special Agent Oliver at Virginia State Police Dispatch in Richmond at 804-553-3445.