DC man charged with arson in Georgetown home fire
A D.C. man was charged with arson after he allegedly torched a multi-million dollar home in Georgetown.
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.
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Georgetown home burned by suspected arsonist
A Northwest D.C. man is in custody after he allegedly vandalized and set fire to a home in Georgetown on Monday.
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.
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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.
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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.