The man accused of setting fire to the Chinese consulate in San Francisco made an appearance in federal court on Tuesday.
The suspect, identified as Feng Yanfeng of Daly City, was arrested after he turned himself in earlier this week. After he was arrested, Feng told officials that he set fire to the building because he ‘heard voices‘ that told him to do it.
Feng is being held on federal charges for causing damage to the property of a foreign government and will be kept in custody unless he’s granted bail.
The FBI said that he is a Chinese citizen who holds permanent legal US residence.
“China urges the U.S. side to thoroughly investigate the case, punish the troublemaker and take any necessary measures to effectively ensure the safety of Chinese diplomatic and consular institutions, and to avoid any further cases of this kind,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying.
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