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Friday, July 15, 2022

INTERPOL Washington Assists with Investigation into Philadelphia Pizza Shop Fire That Resulted in the Death of a Firefighter

In a June 28th news release,  U.S. Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Al-Ashraf Basem Khalil, 28, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested on June 24, 2022, after being charged by Criminal Complaint with arson on June 23, 2022. The arson resulted in the death of Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Sean Williamson. The release acknowledges the assistance of INTERPOL Washington and other organizations. This case is an excellent example of cooperation between law enforcement agencies.  Read the full release here: U.S. Attorney Romero Announces Arson Charges Against Philadelphia Man for Pizza Shop Fire That Resulted in Death of Firefighter | USAO-EDPA | Department of Justice

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Updated July 15, 2022