WASHINGTON — A memorial for Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teenager killed in Virginia over the weekend, was set on fire on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Fox5 reported.
District fire officials responded to the incident early Wednesday morning. The memorial was located in Northwest Washington’s DuPont Circle.
District police told the news outlet that a 24-year-old South Carolina man was detained over the incident.
Vigils for Hassanen, who was killed in what law enforcement officials believe to be an incident of road rage, were organized in D.C. and across the country, according to local reports.
Authorities arrested 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres for allegedly beating and killing Hassanen. Hassanen and her friends were returning from a Ramadan prayer session.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Torres, who is reportedly a resident of El Salvador.