Just before 10 AM on November 2, 2020 Garland police and fire investigators responded to an arson in the downtown Garland area.

Fire investigators observed fall decorations burned at two locations, the 600 block of W. State St., and, the 600 block of W. Main St. It was believed the fall decorations were intentionally set on fire. Arson Investigators recovered video from both incidents and were able to identify the suspect.

At approximately 4 PM on November 2, 2020 the male suspect was located near the library in the 600 block of Austin St. Investigators took the suspect into custody but due to his mental state, he was transported to a behavioral health hospital for treatment. His name is not being released at this time.