(Toledo News Now) - The man accused of setting fire to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo has waived extradition and can return to Perrysburg Township to face charges. Police say he is responsible for entering the center's prayer room and setting a fire inside Sunday.
According to the Indiana State Police, Randy T. Linn, 52, from St. Joe, IN, has been arrested Tuesday for setting the fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.
Linn has been charged with two counts of aggravated arson, aggravated burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers Don Curtin and Justin Snyder, along with Federal Agents and Drug Task Force members, located and arrested Linn without incident in a parking lot in the 7600 block of Opportunity Drive in Fort Wayne, IN.
Linn was taken to and incarcerated in the Allen County Jail pending extradition back to Ohio.
The center was forced to close it doors while repairs are made. Reps say they are glad an arrest was made, but are still trying to rise above the hatred left behind.
"The individual can set fire to the mosque, but not to our spirit. We are going to be strong and move on, and this will be behind us very soon," said Dr. Mahjabeen Islam.
Linn will need to return to Ohio to face charges.
Meanwhile, the center has made arrangements to reschedule events and have classes resume at Owen's Community College's Arrowhead Campus Monday.
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