A Pennsylvania man has been arrested on murder and arson charges for allegedly setting a Potomac, Maryland, home on fire Monday night.
Montgomery County fire personnel responded to 11132 Korman Drive, near Kilgour Branch Stream Valley Park, around 10:45 p.m. Monday. They found a vehicle on fire in the driveway and smoke pouring out from the home.
ATTENTION: @MCFRS Fire/Explosive Investigators & Police are seeking info RE fire(s) & possible burglary on Korman Dr, Bedfordshire neighborhood, in Potomac. Anyone w/ any info (saw something suspicious, heard something unusual) Call @MontgomeryCoMD ARSON Tipline 240.777.2263 pic.twitter.com/8ZQKROcMAm
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 28, 2020
A women was rescued from the second floor via ladder and transported to a hospital with injuries evaluated as nonlife threatening.
Five cats were in the home, and survived the fire.
Details of what happened have not been provided by the fire department.
Thirty-four-year-old John O’Donnell was taken into custody in his home town of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, on charges of attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, first- and second-degree arson, first-degree burglary, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property.
He is being held as a fugitive of justice.
He remains in Pennsylvania on a $500,000 cash bond and is awaiting an extradition hearing.