Do you know him? Jackson Police Seek Public’s Help to Solve Apartment Arson Case

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Jackson Police Department has issued a video surveillance still photo of a person who is suspected to be the arsonist who attempted to set fire to an apartment building in town.

On Thursday, at 12:33 am, officers responded with fire department personnel to the Pineview Apartments located on West County Line Road on a suspicious fire report.

“During the following investigation, multiple containers filled with an unknown liquid with rags stuffed in the tops of the containers were discovered around one specific apartment,” the Jackson Police Departmetn said. “One of the containers had been ignited and the noise and smoke woke area residents who then extinguished a small fire in the stairwell.”

Firefighters had responded to the report of a fire located in a stairwell at Building C in the complex, which residents, upon their arrival, had already extinguished.

This incident is still under investigation. The attached photo was obtained and is a person of interest in this incident. While not the best photo, if anyone observed a subject dressed as pictured in the area or who may have information on this person’s identity, please contact Det. Anthony Riso at 732-928-1111.