***This story has been updated to reflect that all charges against Benjamin Perlin have been dropped***
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police arrested a man after a string of fires in Oakland back in April.READ MORE: Sources: Pittsburgh Public School Board To Interview 5 In-House Candidates For Interim Superintendent
Police obtained surveillance video which shows Carnegie Mellon University student, 20-year-old Benjamin Perlin, setting the fires.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 5,198 More Coronavirus Cases And 44 Additional Deaths
While in police custody, police say Perlin had small burns on his hands and he admitted to being under the influence of prescription drugs and alcohol when he set the fires.
He faces several charges, including arson and criminal mischief.MORE NEWS: Firefighters Battling 2-Alarm Blaze In Mt. Lebanon