WASHINGTON - A man suspected of illegally opening fire hydrants around neighborhoods in the District has been arrested, according to FOX 5’s Evan Lambert.
Lambert said D.C. Police arrested a man found with a wrench matching the description of the suspect Monday night.
BREAKING: @DCPoliceDept arrests man found with wrench and matching description of person seen opening fire hydrants around District. Police picked up 34-year-old Neema Kordestani in the First District last night. @fox5dc— Evan Lambert (@EvanLambertTV) September 11, 2018
Lambert reports that police identified the man as 34-year-old Neema Kordestani.
Authorities have not released a motive at this time. On Monday, D.C. Water spokesperson Vincent Morris said the agency has gotten reports of between six and 15 hydrants that had been unscrewed and drained, most of them in neighborhoods in Northeast D.C. beginning Saturday.