Man in custody after small fire at Metro courthouse

Posted: 8:15 AM, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 15:19:27-05

A man was arrested overnight after a small fire was reported at the Metro courthouse in downtown Nashville.

The incident was reported around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Justice A.A. Birch building located on 2nd Avenue.

Officials confirmed there was a small fire in a trash can. Crews were able to extinguish it without any incident.

Carlos Rivas was arrested and charged with arson and burglary.