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.
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.