Update: Suspect Arrested in Arson Case

Update 11/13: Detectives arrested a 17-year-old male Monday afternoon in connection with last month’s arson in a Lake City Way department store.  Investigators also believe the same suspect set fires inside several other Seattle businesses–including a University District pharmacy, a Green Lake grocery store, and a SODO office–in the past few months. 

Detectives interviewed the suspect and booked him into the Youth Services Center. This remains an active investigation.

Original Post 10/22: 

Detectives Investigating Tuesday Night Arson at Department Store

Written by Detective Patrick Michaud on October 22, 2019 9:43 pm

Detectives are investigating after determining a fire was intentionally set inside a store in the 13000 block of Lake City Way Northeast. Officers were dispatched to assist the Seattle Fire Department with a large blaze inside of a store just after 7 pm Tuesday evening. The fire department extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. Detectives now believe the fire was intentionally set and are reviewing the store’s surveillance video to determine any possible suspect description. This remains an active scene and details may change as the investigation moves forward