New York (CNN) -- A man faces charges of arson after he allegedly set fire to a section of Memorial Park, which houses the remains of victims of September 11, 2001, attacks, police said Saturday.
Brian Schroeder, 26, who was arrested Saturday, faces charges of criminal mischief, police said.
Police responded to the fire in the Memorial Park chapel about 9 a.m. ET Saturday.
Benches and mementos left by family members in the chapel were damaged, police said, but the remains were untouched.
Memorial Park, a large white tent in east midtown Manhattan, is the temporary resting place for unclaimed and unidentified remains, according to the chief medical examiner's office.
The remains will be relocated to the World Trade Center Memorial after its completion, according to the office.
CNN's Miguel Susana contributed to this report.