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Mass. man charged in RI casino fire

February 14, 2014

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that damaged several video lottery terminals at a Rhode Island casino.

Lincoln Police Chief Brian Sullivan told The Providence Journal (http://bit.ly/1ds9VXb ) that Abdullah Alkhouri of Tewksbury, Mass., was playing the terminals at the Twin River Casino on Feb. 10 when he lit a cigarette and threw a match in between the machines. Sullivan says the incident was recorded on surveillance video.

Alkhouri was arraigned on a fourth-degree arson charge Thursday in District Court in Warwick. He was released on $5,000 bail and was ordered to return to court April 15.

Alkhouri couldn’t be reached for comment Friday. A phone listing for him couldn’t be found and it’s not clear if he has a lawyer.


Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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