A Cecil County woman has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after she allegedly set multiple fires in her house in Elkton, then watched it become engulfed in flames while sitting on a chair in the front lawn.
Multiple fire departments responded to fight the blaze last Thursday around 1:15 PM, say the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
Witnesses said that a woman, who was later identified as 47-year-old Gail Metwally, set multiple fires in the home before sitting in a chair on the front lawn and watching the flames engulf her house.
A video posted to social media seems to show the events leading up to the fire starting, including what appears to be Metwally sitting in the chair on the front lawn and reading a book.
"I cannot actually believe it," a witness who took the video can be heard saying. "And she’s sitting there just chillin’ watching the house go up in flames! Oh my God!"
Witnesses then say they heard a woman screaming from the basement of the house. Thankfully, she was able to escape through a basement window.
Officers responding to the scene found Metwally and placed her into custody.
She was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, arson, assault, two counts of malicious burning, two counts of malicious destruction of property, and two counts of reckless endangerment.
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Source: Yahoo News