A Syrian refugee has admitted to setting fire to the German shelter where he was staying along with spray-painting swastikas on the walls to make the blaze look like it was politically motivated by far-right groups.
Police spokesman Achim Hansen told NBC that, “During police questioning, the man admitted that he had set a fire in the cellar of the multi-use building.”
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The refugee has said that he set the fire because of 'poor conditions' at the shelter located in Bingen. He had reportedly been living there for six months.
In addition, the 26-year-old sprayed three swastikas on the exterior in the building in order to make investigators believe far-right groups were responsible for the arson.
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26 people were inside the building when the fire was started on Thursday. Four residents as well as two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
The refugee has been sent to jail to await trial.