The man who police say set a clerk on fire after tossing a flaming bottle into a Brooklyn mini-mart early Wednesday has been arrested on multiple charges including arson and attempted murder.
After being questioned at the 66th precinct in Brooklyn, 35-year-old Charles Diaz of Brooklyn was arrested on attempted murder, assault, arson and criminal possession of a weapon charges Thursday.
It wasn't immediately clear if Diaz had an attorney.
The suspect tossed the bottle into 3901 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Borough park after an argument with a store clerk, police say. The clerk, who returned to work Thursday morning, told NBC 4 New York that the suspect got angry and left when he was told that he couldn't get beer and cigarettes on credit.
The man returned an hour later wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, lit a bottle on fire, threw it into the business and then ran away, surveillance video shows.
The 34-year-old clerk's hair and jacket caught on fire. He suffered minor injuries, and the store wasn't badly damaged.
-- Jonathan Dienst contributed to this report.