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Published November 12 2012

Tips lead to arrest in Minnesota animal hospital arson

NORTH BRANCH, Minn. – North Branch police say tips from the public led to the arrest of a suspect in an arson at an animal hospital earlier this month.

Police arrested a 21-year-old North Branch man on suspicion of second-degree arson. He is being held in the Chisago County Jail.

Five dogs and a cat were rescued without injury after the Nov. 4 fire at the North Branch Veterinary Hospital.

Authorities had offered a reward of up to $2,500.