Structure Fire Determined to be Arson

On 7/23/17 at 1740 hours, The Harrisburg Police (HPD) and Fire Department (HFD) responded to the 1900 block of State Street for a structure fire.  Harrisburg Fire made entry into the building and discovered an unconscious male laying in the bathtub with what appeared to be self-inflicted lacerations.  HFD continued to the third floor and extinguished the fire.  They returned to the unconscious male, who now regained consciousness.  This individual fought with firefighters and pushed one of the firefighter down a flight of stairs.  HPD entered the structure, restrained, and took this individual into custody.

The male was transported to Hershey Hospital to be treated for his self-inflicted injuries and to have a mental health evaluation.  Criminal Charges will be pending.  The firefighter did not need medical treatment for injuries.

Incident Date: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 5:40pm

Incident Type:

Case Number: 

17-0723-135-002

Location: 

1900 block of State Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104