A man accused of lighting a fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on New Year’s Day made a brief appearance in federal court Tuesday and was appointed a government-paid lawyer.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on New Year’s Day, the chief of the FBI’s San Francisco office announced Monday.
Surveillance video shows an arsonist approach the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco and moments later, the front of the building explodes in flames.
San Francisco firefighters, police and the FBI are investigating an arson fire in the Chinese Consulate.
The Chinese and Korean consulates in San Francisco are assisting passengers who were on Asiana Airlines Flight 214 when it crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday.
Chinese tourism in the United States is skyrocketing and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee wants to be sure the city grabs its share of tourist dollars.