Man arrested after front doors of church burst into flames

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Police say a Biloxi man seen standing near the front doors of a church as they burst into flames has been arrested.

The Sun Herald reports 47-year-old Hung Dung Nguyen faces an arson charge in the fire Thursday at Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church.

Police Lt. Christopher De Back says investigators have found no legitimate reason he would have to set the fire.

A witness reported the fire about 9:25 a.m. Firefighters says the fire damaged only the doors.

De Back said police did not have information that Nguyen was a member of the church.

Nguyen is being held at the Harrison County jail on a $50,000 bond.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for him.