Police catch Pittsfield man suspected of arson


UPDATE: Arson suspect, Phillip J. Jordan, 58, has been arrested at the Vermont-Canadian border.

Pittsfield police are looking for a man accused of arson and believed to be armed and dangerous.  

According to the Pittsfield Police Department58-year old Phillip Jordan is wanted for allegedly intentionally setting fire to four different residences.

The fires on Appleton Avenue, Fort Hill Avenue, Ridge Avenue, and Brown Street began at 6:42 pm. Saturday evening.

Jordan is described as a white man with long salt and pepper hair; 5″7′ tall; and weighs 135 pounds.

Police believe Jordan is driving a blue 2005 Subaru Legacy with Massachusetts license plates.

Jordan is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone who may have information regarding Jordan’s whereabouts or saw suspicious activity fitting someone with his description is asked to call the Pittsfield Police at 413-448-9700 or call 911. 

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