KHQ-TV NBC 6, TACOMA, WA - Tacoma Police Department, alongside ATF special agents, has identified and arrested a suspect in a string of arsons that began in the evening of Jan. 25 through early morning the next day. The suspect, a 42-year-old female, was arrested without incident at a Tacoma residence on Friday afternoon. The arsons spanned 8 locations from north to central Tacoma between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Properties affected were both public and private. The suspect was caught in a combined effort of TPD, ATF agents, security footage from nearby buildings, and tips from the community.
Update: Suspect has been identified and is being held on probable cause after investigators connected her to 18 fires that were deliberately set last week.