FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Police are searching for a person who set a small fire in the vestibule of the Bud Meeks Justice Center in downtown Fort Wayne Friday morning.

The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the facility at 101 E. Superior St.

Capt. Steve Stone with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said a man walked into the vestibule of the building carrying a bottle of lighter fluid and poured the flammable liquid onto a retractable belt barrier stand and lit it on fire. The man then ran out of the building and got into a black Chrysler 300 and pulled away, Stone said.

Security guards rushed toward the burning barrier stand and tossed it out the door, Stone said.

Here’s the damage:

Damage from an alleged arson in the Bud Meeks Justice Center in downtown Fort Wayne is shown.

Police were studying security footage of the incident to identify the perpetrator. Stone described him as a Black man, wearing a black puffy coat, grey sweatpants, white shirt, white tennis shoes, and glasses.

These photos of the alleged suspect were released by the sheriff’s department:

The sheriff’s department has asked anyone with information on the man or the incident itself to call the Allen County Sheriff’s Department’s Det. Kevin Surface at (260) 449-7416 or the main Detective Bureau number at (260) 449-7411.

The justice center was evacuated after the incident, Stone said. People were allowed back in as of 10 a.m.

Only the barrier stand and a rug sustained damage.