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An Aberdeen woman has been charged with setting an apartment building on fire and attacking a man and another woman with a knife on Sept.7, Harford District Court records say.

The two-alarm fire caused $250,000 in damage to a three-story building and left 17 people homeless at the Perrywood Garden Apartments in Perryman, the state Fire Marshal's Office said.

Angela L. Cromwell, 28, was charged by the county Sheriff's Office with breaking and entering and possession of a deadly weapon with intent to injure, records say.

Cromwell also was charged with arsonof a dwelling and arson of personal property, court records say.

The suspect is being held at the county Detention Center on $52,500 bond. A trial date has not been scheduled.

If convicted on all charges, Cromwell faces up to 41 years in prison and $6,500 in fines.

Police gave the following account of the incident:

Cromwell allegedly entered a second-floor apartment in the 1400 block of Perrywood Drive at about 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and confronted a man and woman inside anapartment bedroom. Police said the man was the suspect's former boyfriend.

The man and woman told police that the suspect attacked them with a knife. The man was struck in the groin and shoulder and the woman was struck on her hand and stomach. Police said the injuries were minor and did not require medical treatment.

The couple fled the building through a bedroom window, police said.

The couple went to the front of the apartment building and saw Cromwell leaving the complex, police said. They then noticed the apartment was on fire.

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