UPDATE (1 p.m.)—Anne Arundel County Fire Investigators arrested a 17-year-old Annapolis boy for arson Tuesday evening on charges related to an elevator fire at the Health Sciences Building of Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC).
He was issued a juvenile citation that charged him with first-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning, malicious destruction of property less than $500 and reckless endangerment.
County firefighters responded to a reported fire alarm sounding at AAMC, which is located at 2000 Medical Parkway, around 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
According to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, during their initial assessment, crews found a heavy odor of smoke in the area of the elevators. Further investigation revealed a small fire in an elevator. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.
Investigators determined the fire to be incendiary or intentionally set.
Surveillance photos showed a person of interest exiting the elevators. Investigators distributed the images, and the individual was positively identified and questioned.
An arrest was made after the interview, according to a press release.
The boy was reportedly released into the custody of his parents and a hearing has been scheduled for July.