Police seek arsonist in two-alarm fire in downtown Everett

Detectives released images from security footage Friday, of a man with a gas can lighting the fire.

Do you know this arsonist? Everett police are trying to identify him. (Everett Police Department)

Do you know this arsonist? Everett police are trying to identify him. (Everett Police Department)

EVERETT — Police released security photos of an arsonist who sparked a two-alarm fire at a downtown Everett auto shop.

Detectives are hoping the public can help to identity the masked suspect, who was caught on camera late Sunday carrying a thin jerrycan-style gas can to the front of Mike’s Performance Automotive at 2925 Rucker Ave.

The arsonist then poured what appeared to be an accelerant on the front of the building, lit it on fire and escaped on foot just before midnight, according to an Everett police news release sent out Friday evening.

He was wearing white Nike shoes and a distinctive Carhartt jacket, with a prominent brand name on the sleeve.

Everett firefighters stopped the two-alarm fire before neighboring businesses caught fire.

The auto shop sustained almost $100,000 in damage, police said.

Tips can be directed to Everett police at 425-257-8450.

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