- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Bond is set at $100,000 for a Phoenix man who allegedly held his four children hostage and then set his house on fire.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 44-year-old James Tribble had his initial court appearance Thursday.

He was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of endangerment and arson of an occupied structure.

Tribble doesn’t have a lawyer yet.

Phoenix police say Tribble was on the phone with his wife when the two got into an argument.

He barricaded himself and his kids - ages 5 to 12 - inside the home and threatened to harm himself.

Police say Tribble released three of the children and then the last one before he apparently set fire to his home.

A Phoenix Fire Department crew already on the scene put out the blaze quickly.


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