FDNY Fire Marshals Arrest Queens Man in Arson Attempt Over Wage Dispute

April 6, 2018

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced that FDNY Fire Marshals arrested a construction worker – apparently angered over a wage dispute – who attempted to set fire inside a Queens seafood restaurant owned by his employer.
At approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, Andrew Chung, 41, entered the Islander Seafood Restaurant at 79-21 Queens Boulevard with a container of gasoline and splashed it inside the restaurant – and soaked a female employee, too. Mr. Chung was restrained briefly by employees, preventing him from igniting the gasoline. He fled the scene before fire and police personnel arrived.
Chung was apprehended later that night by FDNY Fire Marshals in the vicinity of his residence.
“If the gasoline had been lit, many lives would have been in peril because of this dangerous act,” said Fire Commissioner Nigro.

Please see the following link for surveillance footage of the incident. Link

For photo of Andrew Chung, click here.