A sudden fire broke out inside Comet Ping Pong around 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
The same establishment was targeted by online trolls during the presidential election. They circulated a fake story about a child sex ring – a man who believed the fake stories shot up the restaurant in December 2016.
Some of the people inside Comet Ping-Pong when the fire broke out believe it also was a deliberate act.
“All of a sudden we see these flames. A fire has been started – a very big fire,” witness Nicole Lafragola said.
One man saw the curtains in the back of the restaurant suddenly burst into flames. He pulled them to the ground while employees doused them with fire extinguishers, and he’s also suspicious.