Moscow police deny capturing serial arsonist

According to Moscow police, a 32-year-old man suspected of burning vehicles in Moscow wasn’t detained last night, as media reports said earlier.

The man's appearance and age correspond with an e-fit picture made by police.

He is already suspected of setting a car on fire in Moscow south.

The man named Stanislav A. has been working as an attendant in a hospital for drug rehabilitation.

A fire in this hospital killed forty five people in December 2006, and investigators believed arson was the cause of that fire.