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Musab Musmari arrested/charged with New Year’s Eve arson fire at Neighbours

by Shaun Knittel – SGN Associate Editor A 30-year-old Bellevue man accused of starting a fire at Neighbours Seattle (1509 Broadway) during the New Year’s Eve celebration was charged Wednesday with first-degree arson. Musab Musmari, who police had named a person of interest is being held on $1 million bail. King County prosecutors said he was on his way to the airport to use a recently purchased one-way ticket to Turkey when he was arrested last Saturday. What Musmari is accused of is arson. But it was much more than that. It was attempted murder. I was there. And it was horrible. On New Year’s Eve a man matching the description of Musmari entered Neighbours with the intention of burning the building down, and everyone inside with it. At the time Musmari allegedly set the fire, just minutes after the countdown to midnight, there were over 750 people inside the popular nightclub that h

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