Victims covered in gas, set on fire in White Marsh assault

Police say suspect doused victims in gas, set them on fire in White Marsh Friday night.

A man poured gasoline on two co-workers and set them on fire in White Marsh Friday night, Baltimore County police said.

Christopher Harrison Jr., 28, of the 900 block Top View Dr. in Edgewood has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson said.

The victims, two men, were taken to a local hospital with major burn injuries, police said. Both were in critical condition, Vinson said Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred along Route 40 near Allender Road, Vinson said.

He said he did not know where they worked together.

The cause of the dispute remained unclear, Vinson said.

Detectives have determined that a fourth person sought by police Friday night is not a suspect and will not face charges, Vinson said.

Harrison is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He could not be reached for comment, and did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

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