The man responsible for the fire that destroyed the Adas Israel Congregation was arrested around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Matthew James Amiot after he fled Bethel Port Rehabilitation Center in Duluth where he had just completed his intake, according to court documents.
He was found in the area of Central Avenue and Bristol Street of Duluth as a passenger in a car, Public Information Officer Ingrid Hornibrook said in an email to the News Tribune.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Amiot was being treated in a local hospital for unspecified injuries before he's taken to jail.
According to court documents, Judge Sally Tarnowski signed off on a recommendation that Amiot return to court for a reevaluation of his sentencing following his most recent arrest.
On Oct. 25 Amiot was sentenced to four years of probation, chemical dependency treatment, up to 90 days in jail, 192 hours of community service and $66,000 in restitution. He was ordered to return to jail following his sentencing until a bed opened in a chemical treatment facility.
Amiot, who is homeless, admitted to starting a fire behind the synagogue on the morning of Sept. 9 in order to stay warm. He admitted to walking way when the flames grew to an uncontrollable size. The fire caused more than $350,000 in damage and wounded one firefighter.