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Investigation of January 1 Arson Leads to Arrest

FBI Seattle February 03, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Ayn S. Dietrich (206) 622-0460

On Saturday, February 1, 2014, the Seattle Police Department, working jointly with the FBI and other members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), arrested a subject in their investigation of the January 1, 2014 arson at Neighbours Nightclub in Capitol Hill.

The FBI offered its assistance to SPD in order to assess the possibility of a federal hate crime. The FBI participated in initial interviews with the subject on Saturday and continues to investigate the incident.

Police arrested the 30-year-old subject near Seattle as he was enroute to the airport.

The FBI joins SPD and its JTTF partners in appreciating the public’s assistance with the investigation. We consider all tips seriously and have brought many criminals to justice as a result of information provided by a concerned citizen.