Anne Arundel County Police arrested an 18-year-old man for starting a fire Friday at a home under construction in Severn.

Officials said Torian Andrew Mack was arrested for arson, destruction of property and related charges for the fire in the 8100 block of Cornfield Lane. A second home, also under construction, was marked with graffiti.

A construction site manager notified fire department personnel that an individual was seen in two separate homes in the community. The individual fled into a nearby wooded area when confronted by the construction manager.

Police were able to apprehend the suspect, who was identified by the construction site manager.

The damage to both properties is estimated at $2,000.

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