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Salisbury Man Arrested for Threatening to Burn Down Mother's Home

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SALISBURY, Md.- A 53-year-old Salisbury man is facing arson charges following a joint investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office.

Police said the investigation revealed Philip D. Farrell, 53, threatened to burn his mother's home down and manipulated an electrical outlet in the kitchen of the home, located on Greenmount Avenue in Salisbury. Police said Farrell confessed to attempting to defraud the insurance on the home to pay bills.

According to police, no fire damage to the property was found during the investigation.

Farrell was arrested on charges of threat of arson and attempt to burn property. He was transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center without incident, and is awaiting bond review before a Wicomico County District Court Commissioner.

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