Md. Man Arrested for Setting House on Fire During Barricade Situation

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A man has been arrested after being involved in a barricade situation in Elkridge where started a fire inside the house, according to Howard County police.

At about 9:30 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the 5900 block of Setter Drive where a 30-year-old man was threatening to harm himself and family members. The family was able to escape while police tried to negotiate with the man.

Police believe the man started a fire inside the house thus running out where he was arrested by police.

The fire was extinguished and the man was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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