Police officers were called to assist South County Fire on Sunday in the 6500 block of 208th St. SW, where a 34-year-old man had allegedly started a fire inside his apartment and was refusing to come out. (Lynnwood Police Department)

Police officers were called to assist South County Fire on Sunday in the 6500 block of 208th St. SW, where a 34-year-old man had allegedly started a fire inside his apartment and was refusing to come out. (Lynnwood Police Department)

Police: Lynnwood man set fire in apartment, barricaded himself

The man, 34, was treated for second-degree burns. He was then booked into jail for investigation of first-degree arson.

LYNNWOOD — A man reportedly set his Lynnwood apartment on fire Sunday afternoon and barricaded himself inside, according to police.

Lynnwood police and South County Fire crews were called around 1:45 p.m. to an apartment building with eight units in the 6500 block of 208th Street SW after reports of a fire, police wrote.

A man, 34, refused to exit the apartment in the southeast corner of the building. When police told him they were going to force their way in, he blocked the door and a window, police wrote.

Smoke billowed from the apartment.

The man “was yelling and screaming obscenities and was not communicating back in a coherent way,” police wrote.

Police got a key to the apartment from the property manager and entered. The man was detained and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for second-degree burns and smoke inhalation.

Police found a pot on top of the refrigerator in the apartment, with fire coming out of it and spreading to a wall. The flames were extinguished without causing further damage.

Upon release from the hospital, the man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree arson.

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