Georgetown arson suspect caught after allegedly using charcoal briquettes to set home on fire
WASHINGTON - An arson suspect is in custody after investigators arrested him at the scene of a fire he allegedly set at a multi-million dollar home n Georgetown on Monday.
According to police, Samuel Kalinski, 26, of Northwest D.C. broke into the home in the 3200 block of S Street, Northwest and then scattered briquettes around the property.
READ MORE: Dead deer left on Georgetown sidewalk
They say an "Accelerant K-9" identified a flammable liquid used to help spark the blaze.
D.C. fire and rescue crews responded to the scene of the fire at the two-story house around 1:11 p.m.
READ MORE: Security camera shows looters raid Georgetown salon
Investigators were able to identify the suspect when they checked surveillance video from a nearby business.
When they returned to the scene, Kalinski was still there.
Download the FOX 5 DC News App for Local Breaking News and Weather
According to investigators, the suspect was caught on a nearby business’s surveillance camera.
They say Kalinski is currently scheduled for a mental-health evaluation.