Police ask for public's help identifying man in arson investigation


SEATTLE - Police are trying to identify a man in order to interview him in connection to the New Year's arson at Neighbours, the oldest gay nightclub on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

A fire was set in the stairway of the club just after midnight on Jan. 1, police said. There were approximately 750 patrons and staff inside the club at the time.

Police released images on Monday of the man they want to identify and talk to. The images came from video surveillance cameras inside the club.

Police asked anyone who recognized the man or who may have had contact with him on New Year's Eve to contact them at 206-684-8980. They also urged people who were at the club to review photos and videos they took that night to see if they captured any images of the man.


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