San Francisco

Chinese Man Arrested in Connection With Fire at Chinese Consulate in San Francisco

Suspect claims he heard voices


Five days after the Chinese Consulate was torched by a person seen pouring two buckets of gasoline on the San Francisco building, the FBI announced the arrest of a 39-year-old Daly City Chinese national "who heard voices" in connection with the blaze.

The FBI on Monday named Yan Feng as the person agents arrested following the Jan. 1 blaze at 1450 Laguna Street in the city's Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. Feng self-surrendered to Daly City police by calling them two days afterward, according to the FBI, who said in court documents (PDF) that when he called, he said in Mandarin: "I made the fire."

(H/T Charles WT)