At approximately 12:26 p.m. this afternoon, LBPD detectives located a felony arson suspect in the 3300 block of Atlantic Avenue at the scene of a public trashcan engulfed in flames.
As detectives and officers attempted to contact the suspect, he reportedly became agitated.
Officers proceeded to establish a perimeter around the scene and began to negotiate with the suspect for his safe surrender.
After a short while, officers safely arrested the suspect.
There are still a lot of questions to be asked. The unnamed suspect’s booking is pending and the investigation is ongoing.