The University Police Department have identified two suspects after a reported arson in the Mountainlair Friday afternoon.
"The Morgantown Fire Department responded to a fire shortly after 4 p.m. that appears to have been set near an upstairs doorway in the Mountainlair," UPD wrote in a statement. "The fire caused damage to a bench and the surrounding flooring."
In a tweet, UPD asked for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals.
WVU Police would like to speak with these people and needs help identifying them.If you know who they are or have any information about them or the reported arson incident, please contact Lt. Wright at 304-293-3136. pic.twitter.com/Z28Bw24zfA— WVU Safety and Wellness (@WVUsafety) November 13, 2021
"University Police identified two juvenile suspects over the weekend and the department is working with prosecutors on charges for the teenage girls (not WVU students) related to Friday’s reported arson at the Mountainlair," UPD wrote in an updated statement.
The Daily Athenaeum went to the scene of the incident and observed fire damage on two drywall panels and the floor.
UPD also encouraged students and staff to be vigilant.
"Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 304-293-COPS (2677) or visit the department at 992 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown, 26505. Information may be shared anonymously," UPD wrote.