Man tries to set woman on fire

Lamar Thomas

A 26-year old man has been arrested and charged with trying to set a woman on fire Tuesday morning.

As Fairfax County police tell it, the 26-year old victim from Ft. Washington, Maryland went to the suspect’s home in the 2600 block of Arlington Drive to drop her 1-year old child.  The man and woman argued in the woman’s car.  He poured flammable liquid on her and tried to set it on fire, police said.  The woman jumped out of the car and ran.  She wasn’t hurt.  The 1-year-old child remained inside the car during the incident and also was not hurt.

Police arrested Lamar Thomas, a short time later, at his home. He was taken to the Adult Detention Center where he was charged with attempted malicious wounding and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.


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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.