FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities say Frederick County sheriff’s deputies detained a staff member at a Marine Corps recruiting station in Frederick after a vehicle fire outside the building.

Sheriff’s Cpl. Mike Easterday says deputies and fire-and-rescue workers responded to the rear of the office on Pegasus Court about 9 a.m. Thursday for a report of a vehicle fire.

He says the fire, in a black Ford Explorer with a Marine Corps license-plate bracket, was out by the time they arrived.

Easterday says deputies detained a man who was reportedly seen near the vehicle just before the fire started.

Marine Corps spokesman Lt. Alfred Reynolds says the man worked at the recruiting office.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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