the FBI is said to be investigating a fire that broke out inside an Upper East Side hotel on Wednesday where a Chinese billionaire was arrested.
The FBI’s New York Field office is working to determine whether the fire at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in the Upper East Side is linked to the Wednesday morning arrest of exiled Chinese businessman Guy Wengui, multiple law enforcement agencies said.
Guy was arrested at 6 a.m. at his apartment in the building on 60th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Firefighters were called just after noon fo ra fire on the 18th floor according to the FDNY.
FBI agents were still inside Guo’s apartment at the time the fire broke out, multiple law enforcement agencies told ABC News. That would be about six hours after Guo was arrested.
The agents were forced to evacuate and reported the fire to the police.
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