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Police: Man tries to ignite gas pumps, threatens to set Royal Farms in Middle River on fire

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 13:32:45-04

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. — A man has been arrested after he tried to ignite gas pumps and threatened to set a Royal Farms on fire.

Police responded to Royal Farms in the 12500 block of Eastern Avenue just after 10 p.m. Tuesday for a disturbance.

The initial investigation revealed that a man left the location after refusing to pay for an item.

A short time later he returned and removed a fire extinguisher from a gas pump and discharged it in the parking lot.

Police say he then he grabbed the gas pump nozzles of numerous pumps and hit them against the sides of the gas pump terminals.

Afterward, he tried to ignite numerous gas pumps while threatening to set the location on fire. Police found him a short distance away with the fire extinguisher.

26-year-old Evan Wendell Hunt was arrested and is charged with attempted second degree arson, threat of arson and various other charges.

He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail hearing.