RCPD Arrests 11-Year-Old Boy For Arson, Criminal Threats

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say a heated argument involving a young boy and a family member resulted in the child being arrested and detained in a juvenile detention facility.

Officer Matt Droge, Public Information Officer for the Riley County Police Department, says the incident happened around 7 AM on April 19, 2013 in the northeast section of Manhattan. An exact location was not released.

According to Droge, an 11-year-old boy got into an argument with a relative and lit paper on fire after making threatening comments. It's unclear how the disagreement started.

The child was arrested for Aggravated Arson, Arson and Criminal Threat and on Monday, was being held in the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police are not releasing the boy's name. Droge says he cannot release names of people under the age of 14. No other details were provided.

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