A man was arrested after being accused of pouring accelerant in a multi-family home with children inside in Wallingford, according to police.
Police responded to the home on East Street on Mother's Day at approximately 6:45 p.m. for a report of a gas leak.
Fire officials determined that the source of the gas smell was not from a natural gas leak, but was from another source.
Officials said 47-year-old Lashawn Jackson allegedly poured a liquid, that was later identified as accelerant, from a gallon container all over sections of the interior including the home's common stairwell.
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Police said multiple residents and their children were home at the time of the incident.
Jackson was arrested and faces charges including risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and breach of peace, officials said. He was held on a $500,000 bond.
No injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation.