F.C. Woman Arrested Following Domestic Violence Incident

Mason Police District – A 29-year-old Falls Church woman was charged with malicious wounding, assault and battery and interrupting an emergency phone call following an incident with her boyfriend in the 3400 block of Payne Street.

The woman is accused of dousing her boyfriend with rubbing alcohol and setting him afire at around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, October 18. A 24-year-old woman, who lived in the home, heard screaming and attempted to contact police but the suspect allegedly grabbed the cell phone and pushed her in an attempt to thwart the call for help.

The victim, a 29-year-old Falls Church man, suffered burns to the upper half of his body and was transported to Washington Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.