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Lawrence police searching for suspect in attempted nightclub arson

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Police say they're searching for a person who tried to set a nightclub on fire with dozens of people inside late Sunday night.

Police say surveillance footage from behind the nightclub could lead them to a suspect.

The surveillance video shows the person they're looking for, police say. In that video they can see someone wearing a hoodie get out of a car, pour out some sort of liquid and set it on fire.

Police aren't sure if the suspect is a man or a woman, but they did tell the Eagle-Tribune the car has New Jersey license plates.

Fortunately, employees at the club saw what happened and had the fire out by the time police showed up.

The club did not close Sunday evening as police investigated the incident and no one was hurt.