UPDATE Suspect Charged in Incendiary Event

Fairfax County Police Department
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News Release: 13/037/0090/sb(6)
February 15, 2013


UPDATE – Suspect Charged in Incendiary Event

An arrest has been made after a joint investigation by Fairfax County homicide detectives and the Fairfax County Office of the Fire Marshal. Horace Thompson, 25, of no fixed address, was arrested by Washington Metropolitan Police on a fugitive from justice warrant after he was released from the Washington Burn Center on Thursday, February 14. After his extradition hearing, Thompson will be returned to Fairfax County where the warrants for arson of an occupied building and aggravated malicious wounding will be served.       

Incendiary Event

                Franconia Police District – Police and Fire department personnel responded to the report of an apparent explosion and fire at 9504 Richmond Highway in Lorton on Wednesday, February, 6 at about 10:30 a.m. The fire was extinguished quickly and one adult male victim was ground transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

            The preliminary investigation indicates that some sort of incendiary event occurred inside the business and that one black male was observed running from the scene. It is possible that this subject sustained injuries from the fire.

            Police helicopter and K9 units responded to check the area. Crime Scene Technicians and Homicide Detectives also responded and are conducting the follow up investigation in conjunction with the Fire Marshall’s Office. That office will ultimately determine the origin and cause of the fire.

            Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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