Intentional fire damaged a mosque in New Haven, US, on Sunday, but no reported injuries.
“We’ve detected that there is intent in this fire,” New Haven Fire Chief, John Alston, said in a press statement.
“This was intentionally set,” he added.
Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, reacted to this incident on Twitter, saying that “A hate-fueled attack on a religious institution — any religion — is disgusting and appalling. There is no place for it in our state or our nation.”
“There is no place for it in our state or our nation. We will work [with] our local counterparts in #NewHaven to assist in the investigation and ensure those responsible are held accountable,” added the Governor.
As of this moment, no arrests have been made yet. Investigators are currently seeking to find out what and who was responsible for the arson attack, said NBC Connecticut.
Connecticut authorities have offered a $2,500 reward for anyone with information in the case, added the same source.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has also put forward a $10,000 reward.
The mosque, which was under construction, was set on fire approximately at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Only one man was inside the mosque at the time and he sustained no injury.