CUMBERLAND, Md. (WJZ) — Deputy State Fire Marshals have charged a Cumberland man after he reportedly doused the front of a house with gasoline and later made an arson threat on social media.

Michael Thomas Shipley, Jr., 33, was arrested Monday evening.

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Credit: Office of the State Fire Marshal

Cumberland Fire Department responded to 227 Springdale Street for a reported attempted arson. A joint investigation found that Shipley, an estranged family member, got to the home and doused the front porch of the house with possibly gasoline and then left the scene.

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Deputy State Fire Marshals later discovered Shipley also made several threatening statements, including that he was going to burn down the house with the family inside on social media.

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He is charged with one count each of arson threat and reckless endangerment. He’s now being held without bond at the Allegany County Detention Center.