Man arrested for arson in Court Street building

Antonio Mathes from Hamilton County.
Antonio Mathes from Hamilton County.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A suspect is appearing in court this morning for alleged arson in a downtown building.

Police say 35-year-old Antonio Mathes on Tuesday set several fires on the elevator and third floor of 23 West Court Street.

Two people were rescued from the building and no one was injured.

In a recorded phone call, Mathes can be heard threatening to return to the building and set it on fire again.

He is scheduled to be in court Friday morning.

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