Police Make Arrest in Seattle New Years Eve Gay Nightclub Arson: VIDEO


Police have made an arrested 30-year-old Musab Masmari in connection with the arson at Seattle's Neighbours gay nightclub on New Year's Eve, KING5 reports:

Police took Masmari into custody as he was en route to the airport.  Police say following the arrest, Masmari was interviewed by detectives and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Arson.

It was just after midnight on New Year's Eve while nearly 700 people crammed into Neighbours for a celebration when customers noticed the staircase at the iconic gay club was on fire. Management at the iconic gay club in Capitol Hill later discovered a gasoline container near the stairs.

A surveillance video released by police led to the identification of Masmari. His motives are still unknown. 750 people were inside the nightclub at the time. Slog has more on MAsmari's background HERE.

Watch KING5's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted February 2, 2014 at 10:27am ETC by Andy Towle
in crime, Crime, News, Seattle