Witnesses reported seeing a man opening and closing doors on the vehicle just before the fire started. The man, later identified as 25-year-old Samuel Jones, then was seen taking off on foot, police said.
Witnesses said they followed the man carrying a “bladed weapon" until police arrived, KITV reported.
Police said officers tracked down Jones and arrested him about a mile away from the scene.
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“Our Aloha and prayers are with her ‘ohana and those who knew this soldier personally and professionally,” said Brig. Gen. Stephen F. Logan, Commanding General of the Hawai‘i Army National Guard. “This is a tragic loss for the entire Hawaii Army National Guard. We are cooperating with authorities during the ongoing investigation,” KITV reported.
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