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Mass. man charged in RI casino fire

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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 said 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.

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