American flag burning on Virginia highway overpass leads to woman's arrest

Virginia police have accused a woman of setting fire to an American flag on a highway overpass.

Arlington County police said Kayla Caniff, 22, was arrested after an officer saw the burning flag, NBC 4 Washington reported Saturday.

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It happened around 11:55 p.m. Friday, according to the station. The flag was attached to a chain-link fence on an I-66 overpass.

Caniff was charged with destruction of property and released without bail, according to the station.

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The next day, Arlington County firefighters put up American flags on 16 I-66 overpasses to honor victims of the 9-11 terror attacks.