A former employee of "Salutes" in Utica is under arrest for allegedly trying to start the building on fire.

Twenty-five year old Michael DeSantis was seen running away as a current employee was going up to the building.  He allegedly sprayed lighter fluid onto the building and tried to set fire to it over the weekend.

Salutes is located at 822 South Street in Utica.

DeSantis is now facing a felony charge of attempted arson.