Man arrested for hate crime in fire at Ore. mosque



CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A federal law enforcement official says a 24-year-old man has been arrested on hate crime charges for the November firebombing of a mosque in Corvallis, Ore., where the suspect in a Portland, Ore., bomb plot once worshipped.

The suspect in the Corvallis firebombing was identified as Cody Crawford, who lived a block from the mosque.

Shortly after the firebombing, authorities searched Crawford’s home.

The firebombing came two days after the arrest in Portland of Mohamed Osman Mohamud in an FBI sting. He is charged with attempting to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony attended by thousands in a downtown square.