Bismarck Police say man set his own home on fire during arrest

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

Police say a Bismarck man set his home on fire when officers went to arrest him on felony warrants on Wednesday.  

It happened at a home on South Ninth Street, where police say Matthew Odegard barricaded himself in a room, refused to follow commands from officers, and started a fire during negotiations. He eventually crawled out through a window and was taken to a hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation.  

Police say Odegard could face additional charges.

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