Shocking video shows man setting an LGBT youth centre on fire

by Vera Valk

Shocking images of a man setting an LGBT youth centre on fire have emerged.
A man strode into the one.n.ten centre in Phoenix, Arizona, with a petrol can, which he proceeded to empty all over the establishment.

01 Aug, 2017

The arsonist then left just before the flames began and spread throughout the centre, which serves 14 to 24-year-olds in the community.

No-one was harmed in the attack on the charity, which is being treated by police as arson.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect, 26-year-old Darren William Beach Jr, who police say is 6’2″ and around 280 pounds.

One.n.ten executive director Linda Elliott told local news site azcentral.com that Beach used to take part in one.n.ten programmes, but is now too old for the service.

Because he is a previous participant, police are not treating the incident as a hate crime.
Elliott said her first reaction to the video was “shock.