Pasadena Man Who Evaded Authorities During Pursuit Is Arrested for Attempted Murder, Arson: Police
Nearly a month after a Pasadena man was able to evade authorities during a pursuit that lasted nearly three hours, he was arrested for attempted murder and arson, police said Saturday.
Karnik Kendrian, 48, was arrested around 11 a.m. Friday after allegedly setting fire to a business in the 1600 block of East Washington Boulevard, which borders unincorporated Altadena, around 1:20 a.m. that same day, according to a Pasadena Police Department news release. The arrest was made in partnership with the Pasadena Fire Department.
Investigators believe Kendrian threatened to kill the businesses owners before breaking a window and igniting a gas container inside.
No one was injured in the fire, and damage to the building was estimated be around $25,000.
Kendrian was located at his home on Friday and arrest without incident.
The Pasadena man was out on bond after being arrested for making criminal threats and evading authorities during an Oct. 25 pursuit, police said.
It was not clear if he was arrested in connection to Friday’s incident before or after being arrested for the chase and threats.
During the Oct. 25 incident, authorities pursued a driver for allegedly making criminal threats, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The pursuit, which started and ended in the Pasadena area, lasted nearly three hours and reached speeds exceeding 80 mph before authorities canceled the chase.