#AceWorldNews German police say they have arrested a 13-year-old boy for setting fire to an asylum home in the city of Hamburg, killing a woman from Pakistan and her two children, AP reports.
The boy, who is a member of the city’s youth fire department, was identified through surveillance footage and witness accounts, says police spokesman Andreas Schoepflin.
The child admitted to the crime when approached by police on Friday night and was taken to hospital for evaluation. Police say he was not motivated by racist or anti-migrant sentiment.
Apart from the dead, 27 other people were injured when the blaze was sparked on Wednesday.