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Sharee Jones Charged With Arson, Hate Crime After Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A Brooklyn woman is facing arson and hate crime charges after she allegedly poured gasoline and started a fire at a yeshiva.

Police on Sunday said they arrested 39-year-old Sharee Jones of Brooklyn.

Video from Thursday allegedly shows Jones with a portable, red gasoline canister drench the perimeter of the Yeshiva of Flatbush on Avenue J in Midwood.

Police said she ran away with the canister after lighting the fire.

A security guard for the yeshiva doused the fire with water and stopped it from spreading.

Editor's note: This story was first published Oct. 17.


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