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Mayor: Suspect in LGBTQ+ Bushwick bar arson taken into custody

Police say the suspect was seen pouring a can of gasoline out and then bending down with a lighter.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2022, 7:24 PM

Updated 796 days ago

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Mayor Eric Adams says a suspect was taken into custody in the arson of the Bushwick LGBTQ+ bar Rash. 
The entire incident was captured on surveillance video April 3. 
Police say the suspect was seen pouring a can of gasoline out and then bending down with a lighter.
They say a 25-year-old woman and a 23-year-old woman were injured and transported to a hospital with minor burns.
Police say the suspect immediately fled the scene. 


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