ISLIP, Long Island (PIX11) — Suffolk County police arrested a 45-year-old man for setting a Long Island house on fire and barricading himself in it before officers rescued him from the burning home.
Officers Arthur DeBono and Todd Jackson responded to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance at a home on Main Street in Islip around 1:36 a.m. Shortly after, the suspect, Peter Marren, set the residence on fire.
The two officers, along with Sgt. Andrew Manfredonia, entered the burning home and attempted to talk the suspect into coming out. Armed with a knife, Marren refused to comply and threatened to harm the officers and himself.
Police were able to take Marren into custody with the help of officers from the emergency service section. Members of the Islip Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.
The officers were all treated at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for smoke inhalation. Marren was transported to the same hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Arson detectives charged Marren with arson in the third degree and criminal contempt. He is scheduled for arraignment at a later date.