12yo boy charged in Howard Co playground arson

Posted at 1:59 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 14:23:18-04

A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a playground fire at Dickinson Park in Howard County Sunday.

Police and fire crews responded to the blaze in the 7400 block of Eden Brook Drive at 3:33 p.m. and found the boy on the scene.

Investigators identified and charged the juvenile with malicious destruction of property.

Howard County Government officials said Monday that a portion of the playground damaged during the fire has been closed to the public. No word yet on when it will reopen.

The Howard County Fire Department estimates $10,000 in damages.

The boy was released to his parents and the incident is still under investigation.

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