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REPORT: Man Fled After Dousing House in Gas

Police scanner transmissions indicate the man was later apprehended near the 7 Fremont St. home, according to the Greater Boston Information Network.

Police reportedly apprehended a suspect after his wife said he poured gasoline over their home at 7 Fremont St. late Saturday night.

According to the Greater Boston Information Network, scanner reports indicated the man fled the scene around 8:45 p.m., after a 911 call indicated he was dousing the kitchen of the home in gasoline. 

Neighbors said they believed small children live at the home, though it was unclear whether anyone else was present at the time of the attack. 

No official information about the incident was immediately available Saturday. 
Resident Maria Gilonna said she smelled a strong odor of gas coming out of the home. 

"The fire truck went into my driveway so I thought it was maybe the elderly woman next to my house," Gilonna wrote. "When I walked up to (the home) the smell (was) stronger." 

The home was put on the market for sale in September, according to real estate records. 

Update: Mayor Gary Christenson responded to our request for comment: 

"All I can say at this point is that an arrest was made and the family as well as our officers are okay," he said over text.

"Credit to our police department - they are continuing with their K-9 sweep of the city," he added. "This is the sixth sweep, including last night's sweep."  

Pablo October 07, 2012 at 01:53 AM
I can't even believe the racist rant someone posted on the Facebook link. Inexcusable. We know NOTHING about the perpetrator or the victim yet as far as I can find, and even if we did, the comments are still hateful. Malden has issues for sure, but it's hard to say who's at the root of them. It seems to me that many of the serious violent crimes over the past several years have been perpetrated by long-time residents, not the people to whom you are alluding in your barely-veiled racist rants. And leave the high school alone - there are many wonderful kids there from all over the globe who are working hard to make their new community, MALDEN, proud. PS - thank God for the Vietnamese restaurants and other businesses who have set up shop in Malden Square. At least they haven't abandoned their city for "greener pastures" like previous business-owners. If they were so great and cared so much, why did they leave?
Chris Caesar October 07, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Pablo, I was also horrified and removed it immediately.
Pablo October 07, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Great - thank you!
Jennifer October 07, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Good job by the police and nobody was shot this weekend. I think Malden is on a positive roll with almost one month without a shooting.
david mokal October 07, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Thats why I dont go to Facebook Just a play ground for middle aged nerds.
Steve October 07, 2012 at 11:18 PM
He just couldn't wait to sell to get out of Malden so he was gonna collect insurance to move."Malden the greatest place to raise your kids".Overcrowded sh#t hole is more like it!
DannyBoy October 07, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Wow Steve, your negativity is so refreshing! It must be fun hanging around with you. *sarcasm*
Steve October 08, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Wow the political correctness is nauseating!Didnt know so many people were made of plastic.You're all special and you will change the world A flying pig told me.
you suck October 08, 2012 at 12:57 PM
I must agree with Steve on political correctness: it's nauseating; it's like pretending that everything is just fine when it's really not; it's like adhering to the three monkeys motto for fear to offend someone somewhere.
DannyBoy October 08, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Steve and Emanuela: nobody brought up Political Correctness but you two, and we're not pretending that things are fine in Malden. It's all about attitude and how you deal with reality, and I must say that yours sucks the life out of the discussion.
Steve October 08, 2012 at 04:49 PM
And the sheep will follow wherever they're led even if its the slaughtrhouse!Pathetic!
Diana October 08, 2012 at 07:24 PM
I'd follow him, but only to shut the door.
david mokal October 08, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Plaster is what they are made of. When common sence comes knocking they crumble.
david mokal October 08, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Well I remember the adds for Raymonds Dept Stores which was one whole page.The paper was the Record back then. Every word was mistpelled and it was done to get your attention. Uncle EFF was the cartoon on the page. It was one of the greatest advertisment ever and lasted for years. 50's into the seventies.
david mokal October 08, 2012 at 09:47 PM
WoW this sounds like "The Silence of th Lambs" Cloreeese, Pass me your liver and a bottle of Cianti please!
david mokal October 08, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Steve make sure ya put the sheeps hind legs inside your knee high rubber boots like the good o'l boys do...LOL

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