Man arrested on suspicion setting fires at Madison Metro transfer point, police say

MADISON, Wis. – Madison police arrested a man early Friday morning for allegedly setting a shelter and a dumpster at a Metro transfer point on fire. 

According to a release, it happened around 1:30 a.m. when Madison police and fire departments responded to a report of a shelter at the West Transfer Point on Tokay Boulevard being on fire. 

Police said there was an active fire when officers arrived at the scene, which was quickly extinguished. 

Investigators also believe Washington set a second fire in a nearby dumpster, according to the release. 

MADISON (WKOW) — The Madison Police Department arrested a man for arson after he allegedly started a fire at a bus stop on the west side.

Crews were called to the West Transfer Point on Tokay Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. for a report of a fire.

After investigating, police think 25-year-old Leonard Washington pulled several trash cans into a shelter and set them on fire. The fire caused damage to a bench and the shelter.

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