Suspect arrested for Georgetown arson

On February 10th, at approximately 8:00 pm, South Precinct officers and Arson Bomb Squad detectives contacted and arrested a 60 year old male in the Georgetown neighborhood  for Investigation of Arson.  The arrest came as a result of an investigation following an arson to an apartment building in the 6700 Block of Corson Avenue South in the early morning hours of January 23rd.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect, who was the reported victim of an assault the evening before the fire, had intentionally set the fire to the building he believed the suspect lived in.  The fire caused extensive damage and many residents had to flee the buring building.  Fortunately, no one was injured.

Detectives developed information on the possible suspect and took him into custody on Friday evening.  After being interviewed by detectives, he was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Arson.