Everett man sprays pedestrians with lighter fluid, booked on felony assault, arson charges
An Everett man is held on bail Wednesday morning after spraying several people with lighter fluid and attempting to light a gas station on fire, according to Everett Police Officer Kerby Duncan.
The man purchased the lighter fluid at the QFC on the 2000 block on Broadway., assaulting a guest in the process. He then walked to Broadway and Everett Ave where he “sprayed several bystanders with lighter fluid, saying he wanted to light them on fire,” according to Duncan.
He then proceeded to a nearby gas station, which he attempted to light on fire.
Upon returning to the QFC, the man was arrested and booked on two counts of felony assault and one count of second-degree arson.
No injuries were reported.