Man wanted for Lilburn arson suicide attempt now in Afghanistan

LILBURN -- A Lilburn man wanted for first degree arson in connection with an early February fire is believed to be in Afghanistan.

A criminal arrest warrant was filed this week for Mohammad Amin, 48, for committing first degree arson and knowingly causing fire damage to a residence on Feb. 4 where someone's life might be endandered. Gwinnett firefighters were dispatched to the 700 block of Stacey Court in Lilburn at 1:43 p.m.

Gwinnett Fire Lt. Colin Rhoden said Amin is also wanted for false imprisonment and simple battery for causing physical harm. While investigators realize Amin is out of the country, warrants were put out anyway, Rhoden said, and added, "They're hoping he'll end up coming back to the States."

Rhoden said the fire at Amin's residence was part of a suicide attempt.

One person was taken to a hospital with injuries from high heat and smoke, but was conscious and breathing, Rhoden said. That person was found on the lower level where the fire began. Another person was checked and released at the scene.

Rhoden said he did not know the material used to start the fire.


TOWG 2 years, 6 months ago

Is this the same Mohammad Amin, aged 48, who may have; desecrated a koran, insulted the prophets wife, his mother, and his favorite goat, drawn cartoons about the prophet while eating a ham sandwich and was the "ghost" co-author of The Satanic Verses? If so, his stay in Afghanistan might be a less than friendly one.


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