- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities have charged a suburban man with arson after he allegedly started a fire at a hospital on Chicago’s South Side.

The Chicago Sun-Times (https://bit.ly/2rILn7l ) reports that 23-year-old Marcus L. Allen of Harvey is charged with one felony count of aggravated arson.

The fire happened last Thursday night at Jackson Park Hospital. Police say security footage shows Allen and another patient starting a fire in a fourth-floor room. Police say the fire was quickly contained and there were no injuries reported. The other man was not charged.

At a court on Saturday, a judge ordered Allen’s bond be set at $750,000. It was not immediate clear if Allen is represented by an attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide