PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police have arrested a suspect for allegedly trying to set a police cruiser on fire and there is now surveillance video of the incident.READ MORE: Woman Shot While Crossing Street In Hunting Park, SUV Struck By Gunfire, Philadelphia Police Say
It happened Wednesday morning in front of Temple University Hospital’s Episcopal Campus on Lehigh Avenue.READ MORE: At Least 29 Shots Fired In Deadly Shooting In Allentown, Police Say
Authorities say the man took paper from a trash can, put it in the police cruiser’s gas tank and lit it on fire.
“Thankfully the officer was not in the car and no civilians were around, and thankfully, as well, the fire did not reach the contents of the gas tank, so the police vehicle was not damaged,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.MORE NEWS: Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Injured In Hit-And-Run In Hunting Park
Police say they expect to be able to release the suspect’s identity soon.