Gail J. Metwally, a 47-year-old woman from Maryland, was charged with attempted murder, multiple-arson related charges, including an attempted murder, after intentionally setting her home on fire while another person was inside. A witness alleged that they saw her set a house on fire while a person was trapped in its basement and then watching it burn while she sat in a chair on the lawn.
Bystander recorded Metwally appeared to be in argument with a man and a woman at the home. In the video, the person holding the camera rushes toward the burning house and another person comes forward to assist a woman who was trapped in the basement through a window. Metwally appeared to be sitting on a lawn chair and reading a book as the fire grew.
The fire marshall confirmed that bystanders helped a person who was trapped in the home and confirmed that there were four people resided in the home, including Metwally.
Metwally is being held without bond and is set to appear in court June 2 and has been charged with 1st and 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, 1st Degree Arson, 1st Degree Assault, two counts of Malicious Burning 1st Degree, two counts of Malicious Destruction of Property, and two counts of Reckless Endangerment.