Firefighters from Oxon Hill arrived at 5609 Woodland Drive to find a 2 story home with fire showing from the first floor, reports of a male walking on the roof just above the fire and numerous police on the scene.
It was reported the suspect set the house on fire. Police Officers used fire extinguishers from their cruisers in an attempt to extinguish the fire but the fire was too far advanced to have any effect on the fire.
The male jumped from the roof to escape the intense heat and was immediatley taken into custody.
After the scene was declared safe with the subject in custody, firefighters entered the structu r e and extinguished the fire within 15 to 20 minutes. No injuries were reported.
The male was transported to a hospital for mental evaluation, treament for possible injuries and other medical conditions.
Fire Investigators are documenting the scene and will be charging the male with First Degree Arson, Malicious Destruction of Property, Assault on a Police Officer and other charges.
Additional information will be posted when availiable.
Mark E. Brady
Prince George's County Fire/EMS
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