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Suspect Sought in Nightclub Arson in Lawrence, Mass.

The club's owner put out the fire by the time first responders arrived

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    Suspect Sought in Nightclub Arson in Lawrence, Mass.
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    Police in Lawrence, Massachusetts are seeking a suspect who they say set fire to the back of a crowded nightclub over the weekend. 

    Police confirm that a person drove up to the rear of the Attika nightclub on Sunday night and set the fire while more than 100 people were in the building at the time. 

    Lt. James Raso says a video shows a person stop a vehicle near the club before pouring some type of flammable liquid and starting the fire that charred the back wall; however, officials are not releasing the video at this time.

    The club's owner was able to put out the fire by the time police arrived. No injuries were reported. 

    The suspect drove away. Raso confirmed the vehicle, a four-door sedan, had a New Jersey license plate. 

    Lawrence authorities are investigating this case with the help of the State Fire Marshal.

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