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Hotel Security Worker Charged With Setting Fires

Normally hotel security workers are in charge of protecting guests and team members, but one director of security who worked in hotels in New York allegedly jeopardized the safety of guests at two Manhattan properties.

According to this report from NBC New York, Mariano Barbosa Jr. is being charged for setting eight fires in two hotels where he worked between the years of 2009 and 2013. Three were set at the Soho Grand and the other five were allegedly set in the Yotel property located in Midtown.

Officials said that the fires were set in hallways and stairwells. Fires were also allegedly set in front of exits, in order to make it difficult for guests to escape. All fires were quickly brought under control, according to FDNY.

More over on NBC New York.

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