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Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/24/2010

Man arrested for burning woman in Laurel

By Washington Post Editors

Howard County police have arrested a man who is believed to have set a woman on fire in Laurel Saturday.

The incident occurred in a wooded area near Gorman Road around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release from Howard County police. Authorities believe the people involved may be homeless and living in the woods.

Police received a call from a witness who reported that a man had set a woman on fire. The witness, also believed to be homeless, ran to a nearby store to call police.

Police and fire personnel responded and found the woman in the woods. Police said the woman, who was not identified by police, was taken to Bayview Burn Center with severe burns.

Officers began a search for the suspect and spotted the man on Greenwood Place around 5 p.m. Saturday. Police took him into custody and were working to confirm his identity.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 24, 2010; 12:08 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Please note that "Laurel" is a city wholely within Prince George's County. The grgeater Laurel area includes Montgomery, Howard, and Anne Arundle Counties. To the casual reader, this kind of headline adds to the negative perceptions of the City and Prince George's County. How much does it cost to be accurate?

Posted by: ralphgrutzmacher | October 24, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

No part of Laurel is in Montgomery county. It is in Howard, Prince George's and Anne Arundel. And Laurel is a pit no matter in which jurisdiction it lies.

Posted by: gm2525 | October 24, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

What ... PG County has negative perception?

Posted by: scootab22 | October 25, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

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