Police searching for alleged South Philadelphia arson suspect

Police are searching for a man suspected of committing arson in South Philadelphia.

The incident occurred just after 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, on the 2100 block of McKean Street.

Surveillance video depicts a man entering the property and starting several fires inside.

Police said the fires were quickly supressed and that no injuries were reported.

Authorities described the suspect as a black man in his late 50s or early 60s. He has a goatee and was wearing blue jeans with multiple layers of jackets.


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No arrests have been made at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Tips can be submitted by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847). Tips can also be submitted anonymously online. All tips are confidential.

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