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Barricaded Person (Arlington)

Arlington PD responded to a barricaded person call this afternoon in the 100 block of E. Mitchell St. APD says they responded to serve a felony warrant for Aggravated Assault around 3 p.m. The suspect barricaded himself and refused to surrender. About an hour later, PD units saw smoke coming from the building and evacuated the building. It appears the suspect may have started a fire by lighting a mattress on fire. The suspect was located hiding in a closet and taken into custody without further incident. Arlington Fire Department extinguished the fire. Due to the proximity to campus, a MAV ALERT was issued, but there was no immediate danger to campus.

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