Memorial to slain Muslim girl Nabra Hassanen set on fire in Washington DC

A memorial for a Muslim teen murdered near a Virginia mosque was reportedly lit on fire and burned in Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle on Wednesday.

According to a local FOX affiliate in Washington D.C., DC Fire responded to the scene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, where the burnt leftovers remained from the tribute to slain 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen.

Firefighters were reportedly able to extinguish the flames, and DC Police said 24-year-old Jonathan Soloman of South Carolina was arrested in connection with the occurrence.

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Two women embrace during a vigil in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017, for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl that was killed in a road rage incident on June 18. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Attendees leaves flowers for Nabra Hassanen, a teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque, during a vigil in New York City, U.S. June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Attendees leaves flowers for Nabra Hassanen, a teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque, during a vigil in New York City, U.S. June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
An attendee leaves flowers for Nabra Hassanen, a teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque, during a vigil in New York City, U.S. June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
An attendee leaves flowers for Nabra Hassanen, a teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque, during a vigil in New York City, U.S. June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 20: People attend a vigil in Union Square of Manhattan borough of New York, United States on June 20, 2017, for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl that was killed in a road rage incident on June 18. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 20: A woman lays a flower during a vigil in Union Square of Manhattan borough of New York, United States on June 20, 2017, for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl that was killed in a road rage incident on June 18. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
People hold up signs during a vigil in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017, for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year old Muslim girl that was killed in a road rage incident on June 18. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Friends and activists gather before a vigil in Washington, DC on June 20, 2017, for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year old Muslim girl that was killed in a road rage incident on June 18. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A girl prays near flowers after a vigil in Washington, DC on June 20, 2017, for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl that was killed in a road rage incident on June 18. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - People hold up signs during a vigil in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017, for Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year old Muslim girl that was killed in a road rage incident on June 18. A tight-knit Muslim community in the suburbs of Washington was in shock after the 17-year-old girl was apparently beaten to death and dumped in a pond following late-night prayers at the local mosque. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have charged a 22-year-old local man, Darwin Martinez Torres, with the teenager's killing but said it was an apparent road rage incident. / AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hassanen's body was found dumped in a pond on Sunday after she was beaten with a bat, abducted and eventually murdered after leaving a mosque.

Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, was in his car when he got into a dispute with the 17-year-old girl and a group of her friends before dawn on Sunday in Sterling in Northern Virginia, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Torres is accused of killing the young Muslim girl, but police are not investigating the murder as a hate crime.

Vigils in the wake of Hassanen's murder have broken out across the nation, notably in Washington and New York City.

"New York City demands #Justice4Nabra#solidarity#unity," civil rights activist Linda Sarsour stated via Twitter on Tuesday, posting images from a Union Square vigil for Hassanen.

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