Suspect Arrested After Burning Fox Square’s Massive All-American Christmas Tree in New York

tree was 50 ft high, decorated with 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 lights

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(FOX NEWS) – The massive All-American Christmas Tree outside Fox News’ New York City headquarters was seriously damaged in a fire early Wednesday and police say they arrested the man accused of sparking the flames.

Fox News security spotted the suspect, later identified as Craig Tamanaha, climbing the 50-foot-tall tree at the center of Fox Square just after midnight. The Sixth Avenue and 48th Street location is in the heart of Midtown.

NYPD officers arrived at the scene and saw the suspect running from the location.

They took him into custody before filing charges that included criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, and arson. City firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze.

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