Suspect in custody after fire starts at central Phoenix adult store
PHOENIX – Police said a man suspected of setting a fire inside a Phoenix adult store Monday afternoon was taken into custody.
No one was injured in the fire at the Castle Megastore near Third Street and Camelback Road, the Phoenix Fire Department said. Employees and customers were outside of the building by the time firefighters arrived.
The Phoenix Police Department said they responded to a call around 3:30 p.m. about an unidentified man lighting things on fire on the ground floor of the store.
Firefighters are on the scene of a 1st Alarm Structure Fire near 3rd St & Camelback Rd. Please avoid the area.
⚠️ Road Closure ⚠️
East & West bound lanes on Camelback Rd between 7th St & Central Ave will closed for an unknown amount of time. pic.twitter.com/cbWV0ydo9Z
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) November 21, 2022
Police said they tried to talk the man into leaving the store but he refused. Officers then fired pepperballs at him and were able to take him into custody.
The man was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Firefighters managed to limit the blaze to the first floor.
Both departments’ investigations are ongoing.
No other details were made available.