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Man arrested for arson, barricade situation in Montgomery County

By Foster Meyerson,

15 days ago

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Police in Montgomery County arrested a man after he allegedly barricaded himself in an apartment and set a fire.

Police said that off-duty officers were in the 8750 block of Georgia Ave. at around 7:20 a.m. when they saw a person breaking a window.

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The officers said they tried to make contact with the person and smelled smoke. They determined that the individual had set a fire and barricaded himself inside the apartment.

Fire and Rescue were called to the apartment. Officials forced entry and extinguished the fire.

A 32-year-old man was found and taken into police custody.

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