11-year-old boy charged after small fires set inside Walmart

Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 18:25:24-04

An 11-year-old boy has been charged after several small fires were set inside a Walmart store in Arbutus Tuesday. 

Baltimore County Police said the public helped identify a female witness who led police to the suspect.

RELATED: Police search for arson suspect after several small fires set inside Walmart store

The boy was charged with arson, reckless endangerment and malicious burning. The fires caused a store-wide evacuation just after 11 a.m. at a Walmart location in the 3600 block of Washington Boulevard.

One store employee was treated for minor smoke inhalation.

An estimated $10,000 in property was destroyed as a result, including perishable food items.

Download the ABC2 News app for the iPhone, Kindle and Android