Police say the 30-year-old man is the son of the homeowners, and was taken to the hospital.
A naked man with a lighter and can of gasoline set fire to his parents’ Edmonds home late Thursday before officers were able to subdue him, Edmonds police said.
Police were called to a home in the 19100 block of Olympic View Drive around 11:30 p.m. after reports of a disturbance, according to a news release. As officers approached, they saw a naked man outside the home.
The man, 30, went inside the home and refused commands to come out, police said.
Within a few minutes officers saw smoke and possibly flames inside the house.
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Officers went inside and found the naked man with a gas can.
Police say the man ignored the officers and began igniting items inside the home.
The man then went into the garage where he was subdued by officers using a Taser.
The man struggled with officers as they forced him from the garage as the home was engulfed in flames, police said.
Officers searched the home and found no one else inside.
The man is the son of the homeowners, according to police. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for evaluation.
No officers were injured.