The NYPD has arrested a man who may be suspected of setting a fire in the Christmas tree that is located right in front of the Fox News studios. Firefighters were forced to respond quickly and, in this way, they managed to put out the fire without anyone being injured.
The fire started during the early morning of Wednesday, December 8. The NYPD got arrest a man who has been accused of having started this fire. These suspicions arose from the fact that the police authorities found the man with a lighter with which he could have started the flames.
The good news is that New York firefighters were able to get to the scene quickly. When they did, they reduced the flames until they were finally able to extinguish them. Also, the good news is that there have been no injuries to mourn.
The man who has been arrested is called Craig Tamanaha, 49 years old. Apparently, this person lives on the street, although his last address has been located in Brooklyn. “This morning, a 49-year-old man climbed a Christmas tree at 48 St & 6th Ave in Manhattan and lit a fire that caused the tree to go up in flames ”explained from the New York Police Department.
The tree was 15 meters high and was located outside the Fox News offices, in the middle of Manhattan. The Christmas tree is located next to the Nws Corp. building, which not only houses Fox News, but also the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. In fact, Fox News reported what was happening live, as firefighters tried to extinguish the fire.
Christmas tree replacement
“We will not let this willful and blatant act of cowardice discourage us,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a memo to staff. Said a new tree it will be installed “as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even in dark times like this.” He added that a ceremony will be held to turn on the lights of the new tree.