NEW YORK -- New York City police have arrested a man in connection with a Brooklyn fire that killed five people over the weekend.
Police spokesman Paul J. Browne said Tuesday that 27-year-old Daniel Ignacio was charged with arson and five counts of murder. Ignacio was a resident of the building that burned down Saturday.
The name of his lawyer is not yet on record.
Police say the suspect told investigators he was drunk and used paint thinner to ignite a roll of toilet paper in a baby carriage. They say he went upstairs and slept as flames erupted near the front door.
Investigators are looking at several possible motives.
The blaze was the city's deadliest since a 2007 fire Bronx killed 10 people.