A New Jersey man has been arrested on federal arson charges for allegedly starting a fire at a Queens restaurant.
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A restaurant owner in Queens has been arrested for allegedly trying to set his own business on fire after the restaurant had been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Investigators say 54-year-old Asif Raja set the fire in several locations inside his restaurant, but the sprinkler system knocked the flames down.
It happened back in August at the business on Steinway Street in Astoria.
Only after an ongoing investigation did FDNY fire marshals, working with NYPD and ATF as part of a task force, identify it as an arson.
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