Police have arrested one of the individuals accused of trying to light a pedestrian's shirt on fire. A 14-year-old boy was arrested, and he's been charged with assault as a hate crime.

According to police, the group is connected to five incidents that took place last Saturday, September 10:

- At 8 p.m., outside 127 West 42nd Street, a teen girl was walking with her mother when "a male with a group of others approached the teen and attempted to set her T-shirt on fire with a lighter. The group was chased off by the victim's mother."

- At 8:45 p.m., outside 727 Fifth Avenue, at 8:45 p.m., a woman was approached by a group of five individuals (two females and three males), "when one of the males, [who was wearing a white t-shirt]... comes up from behind and appears to ignite a lighter next to her leg. The woman, apparently uninjured, proceeds to walk north towards East 57 Street, while the group continues to walk southbound on Fifth Avenue."

- At 8:58 p.m., outside 693 Fifth Avenue, at 8:58 p.m., a 35-year-old woman told officers "she was walking on the sidewalk when she felt something warm on her left arm and noticed her blouse was on fire. She patted out the fire and observed a male standing next to her with a lighter in his hand. The unknown male then proceeded to walk eastbound on East 54 Street." (This was the first reported incident, and the victim in this incident was wearing Muslim clothing; the Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.)

- Just before 9 p.m., at the intersection of East 54 Street and Fifth Avenue, "a female victim's skirt was set on fire by a group that passed by her."

- At 10 p.m., at the 42 Street and Bryant Park subway station, two women were walking down the stairs to the D/F train platform, "when they both had a flame placed near their respective arms" and saw a male, about 6' and wearing a white t-shirt, "holding a black back pack and a lighter." The women got on the F train while the male, along with others in his group, fled.

The teen was arrested for the incident outside 127 West 42nd Street; police said he is the individual seen in the headphones in this video:

He was charged with assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and harassment as a hate crime. DNAinfo reports, "The boy in custody is believed to have been involved in all but the incident against the Muslim woman, a police source said."

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information in regards to the above incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.