• Police: Man arrested after setting fire to pickup truck in North Seattle


    SEATTLE - A man who intentionally lit a pickup truck on fire in North Seattle late Saturday night was arrested, police said.

    Before 11 p.m. police responded to reports of an arson to a vehicle in the 11300 block of Corliss Avenue North.

    According to police, there was a group of people gathered around a 28-year-old man’s 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck.

    Police said a man in his 20s and the 28-year-old man got into an argument about a woman in the group. The man in his 20s then brandished a firearm, squeezed a container full of an unknown accelerant into the pickup truck and lit it on fire.

    The man in his 20s and woman then fled the scene on foot.

    The 28-year-old man got a fire extinguisher from a nearby resident, but couldn’t put out the fire. He then fled the scene and remains at large.

    One person in the group stayed at the scene and he was interviewed by police.

    Police said officers stopped a Dodge sedan at North 115th Street and Aurora Avenue North, and the man in his 20s and woman who fled the scene were in the vehicle.

    The man who stayed at the scene was taken to the location and positively identified the man and woman.

    The man in his 20s was arrested. He and the woman were taken to the North Precinct to be interviewed.

    The Seattle Police Department’s bomb squad detectives will continue to investigate the incident. 

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