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Council Bluffs man accused of attempting to burn down a Popeye's restaurant

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 19:23:38-05

A man in Council Bluffs is behind bars on suspicion of arson.

The Council Bluffs Police Department arrested 42-year-old Robert New on Tuesday.

According to Council Bluffs Fire, they believe New was setting a trash can on fire inside the men's restroom at the Popeye's restaurant on West Broadway back on January 29th.

New faces a first degree arson charge as result of this incident. 

There were no reports of any damage or injuries in the fire.