Son Sets Fire To Aberdeen Home With Dad Still Inside, Attempted Murder Charge Filed


An Aberdeen man has been charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder and other crimes after setting fire the house he shared with his father on fire. The father was inside at the time, the state fire marshal said. (Credit: the Office o

ABERDEEN - An Aberdeen Man is facing several charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly set fire to the home he shared with his father, according to police.

Around 12:40 p.m. on March 31, the Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a call for help at 13 North Post Road. The Aberdeen Police Department was the first to arrive on the scene. According to a press release, police found 27-year-old Patrick Joseph Brinsfield, who admitted to setting the fire.

According to the fire marshal's office, a witness passed the home, saw the fire, and started banging on the door. After no one responded, the witness burst into the house and alerted Brinsfield's father, who evacuated the home.

The fire was on the second floor, and Brinsfield's father was in the basement at the time of the fire, according to the fire marshal's office.

The Aberdeen Police Department took Patrick Brinsfield to Harford Memorial Hospital for a precautionary evaluation.

Investigators, aided by K9 Kachina, determined the fire was set intentionally.

Patrick Brinsfield was arrested after being discharged from the hospital and taken to the Harford County Detention Center. He is being held without bond.

He faces charges of first- and second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree arson, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment in relation to the incident.

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