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Arson in Maple Leaf, suspect arrested

On January 8th, at approximately 8:51 am, North Precinct officers responded to the 8800 Block of 2nd Avenue NE at the request of the Seattle Fire Department to assist with traffic control at a house fire.  Firefighters informed the officers that this was an arson, and that the suspect had been transported to Harborview Medical Center for injuries he sustained in the fire.  Arson Bomb Squad (ABS) detectives also responded to the scene.  The adult male suspect was treated at HMC for his injuries (non life threatening) and then released  Upon his release, he was taken into custody by officers and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Arson.  ABS detectives will continue to handle the follow up investigation.