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Man accused of setting apartment on fire formally charged

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February 27, 2024

A man accused of setting an apartment on fire in Washington Township has been formally charged.

>>PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Man facing arson charges for Washington Twp. apartment fire

Muhammad Khan, 24, was indicted on two counts of aggravated arson, including harm to a person and occupied structure, according to court documents.

As News Center 7 previously reported, firefighters were called to the 8200 block of Hyannis Port Drive on reports of a fire on Wednesday evening, Feb. 21.

A 911 caller told dispatchers that her brother was schizophrenic and was possibly experiencing psychosis. She then said he set the bathroom on fire.

>>RELATED: ‘Everything is on fire;’ 911 caller says brother set apartment on fire with her, mom inside

He put the bathroom on fire!” the 911 caller said.

When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke came from a 32-unit apartment complex with several people trapped on their balconies.

One person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

>>RELATED: Suspect in custody after Washington Twp. fire; 1 taken to hospital

Khan did not enter a plea on Monday.

His next scheduled court appearance is Friday.

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