Arson, Bias Crime Investigation in Central District

Investigators are looking into the possibility of a bias crime as part of their arson investigation on a car that was deliberately set on fire early this morning in the Central District.

Shortly after 1:00 am, Seattle Police and Seattle Fire responded to a vehicle fire in the 2500 Block of East Pine Street.  Seattle Fire extinguished the flames, and detectives from the Arson/Bomb Unit responded.  Graffiti with racial epithets  was  spray-painted onto the car prior to the fire.  There were no injuries, but the vehicle, a 1990 Cadillac Deville, appears to be a total loss.  Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Seattle Police.

Correction:  The Cadillac is a 1970 model, not 1990.