A Maryland man was charged with torching a police vehicle outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., the Associated Press reported.
Ummmm so we just witnessed a car explode outside the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/6BOGM5v2WY
— Taylor Jackson (@TayCJackson) July 15, 2020
Tarner was identified by Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department Friday after the incident occurred on Wednesday. He was critically injured with severe burns due to the fire. (RELATED: Around 100 Ford Employees Request The Company Stop Making Police Vehicles To Fight ‘Systemic Racism’)
The fire occurred Wednesday and Tarner was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He had allegedly poured so much accelerant liquid on the police vehicle that the fire spread to a neighboring vehicle according to NBC Washington.
Tarner remains hospitalized.