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Port St. Lucie man charged with arson in Fort Pierce mosque blaze

Port St. Lucie man charged with arson in Fort Pierce mosque blaze

A 32-year-old Port St. Lucie man has been charged with arson in the fire at the Fort Pierce mosque where Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen worshipped, authorities said.

Joseph Schreiber was arrested Wednesday afternoon in downtown Fort Pierce after investigators received two phone tips identifying him as the man seen leaving the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce after it was set ablaze early Monday.

During a brief first-appearance court hearing Wednesday in Fort Pierce, Schreiber was ordered to remain in custody without bond.

"We made a plea [Tuesday] for the community to help in this investigation, and the community stepped forward...

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