“I cannot confirm the person identifies as transgender,” Portland Fire’s Public Information Officer Rick Graves told Fox News. “The suspect was booked and arrested under their given name, which is traditionally a name given to individuals born male at birth.”

During questioning, Storer reportedly indicated he wanted to be called a name aligning with “someone who is female at birth,” with Graves noting “there was no visual indication of any femininity of the suspect.”

Storer allegedly walked into the Multnomah County Detention Center Jan. 4 and admitted to the fire, telling officials he used a lighter, according to Blaze Media.

“Storer stated that they heard voices in their head saying they would ‘mutilate’ Storer if they did not burn the church down and that they had planned it up to one day in advance,” the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

The statement continued, “Storer also reported taking approximately 10 oxycodone daily due to a previous injury and that they had a history of schizophrenia. Throughout the interview, Storer asked to be referred to as ‘Nicolette.'”

Storer was reportedly charged with two counts of arson in the first degree, two counts of burglary in the second degree, and one count of arson in the second degree.

Video captured Friday showed the removal of the church’s steeple, the first step in its demolition.

Continue to pray for Portland and all those impacted by the tragic fire.

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