Police ask for public's help to identify 'person of interest' in West Seattle fires

SEATTLE -- Seattle police detectives said Thursday they have obtained video footage of a "person of interest" in two suspicious fires in West Seattle on Oct. 12.

In that incident, two fires were set near the 3500 block of SW Morgan Street. No one was injured.

The footage, recorded shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 12, shows an individual dressed in black and carrying a black bag walking toward the bus shelter, where the first fire was set.

The surveillance camera did not capture the individual’s face, but police said they believe the person is a white or light-skinned male. Detectives are hoping someone will recognize the person’s clothing or may have seen him in West Seattle around the time of the fires.

If you have any information about this person or this case, please contact detectives at (206) 684-8980 or call 911.