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Posted at 5:39 PM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Man sets house on fire, dies in Md.

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A man died after allegedly setting his house on fire during a domestic incident, Prince George's County police said.

Police got a call at about 5 p.m. Sunday from a woman who said she was trying to end her relationship with a man and was afraid because he had fired a gun in his basement.

The woman escaped from the home, in the 10000 block of Behun Drive, and the man barricaded himself down there with several guns, police said.

There was a standoff with police, and at about 10:30 p.m., he set several small fires in the basement, police and fire officials said. Firefighters sprayed water on nearby homes to keep the blaze from spreading, and when police gave the "coast is clear" signal, rescuers entered and extinguished the blaze, Brady said.

The home was deemed a complete loss, and the man was found dead inside, police and fire officials said. Police have not yet released his name.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

By Allison Klein  | March 7, 2011; 5:39 PM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Fires & Fire Safety, Pr. George's  
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Comments

Darwin award nominee.

What makes people think they can win a gun battle with the police? -- too much television.

Sheesh!

Posted by: wobbleman47 | March 7, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Can we get a city? That would be helpful WaPo.

Posted by: Downtown2 | March 7, 2011 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Google says Clinton, just south of Andrews AFB.

Posted by: tokenwhitemale | March 7, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Token

Just south of Andrews AFB...or Southeast DC extended?

Posted by: priveye | March 7, 2011 5:19 PM | Report abuse

My brother lives on this street. This neighborhood is located off of 301 South, right on Frank Tippett Rd. past Cheltenham Cemetery and Boys Village. Very sad.

Posted by: neofrizz966 | March 7, 2011 10:38 PM | Report abuse

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