Fire ruled arson at Fayetteville bar, suspect sought

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The man wearing a hood is seen carrying a gas can.

The Fayetteville Police Department says a fire at Maverick's Saloon on Raeford Road September 9 has been ruled an arson and it released surveillance photos of a suspect.

Investigators said it appears the suspect used petroleum to set the blaze and then fled on foot.

Soon after the blaze, police said they were investigating to see if there was any link between the fire and a fight between a bouncer and a soldier at the bar.

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Anyone with information concerning the arson or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective J. Beldon at (910) 723-2742. Information can also be submitted by calling Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477) or by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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