- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau police say a 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Police say Robert Edward Johnson of Juneau was arrested Sunday on a second-degree arson charge. He was taken into custody.

Police say a 911 call from the hospital earlier Sunday reported that smoke, ashes and water were coming from a locked bathroom near the main lobby on the second floor.

Police say the sprinkler system had extinguished the fire and water was flooding much of the lobby, and seeping onto the first floor.

Before responders arrived, hospital personnel were able to unlock the bathroom and found Johnson inside.

It’s unclear if Johnson has an attorney.

Police say the investigation continues.



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