Police: Gaithersburg condo explosion resulted from man's suicide

A man who died in Wednesday's explosion at a Gaithersburg condo complex committed suicide, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said Friday evening. The man's body was recovered Thursday morning from the rubble of the condo building that exploded. Police identified the man as Juan Pablo Marshall Quizon, a 36-year-old man who owned a condo in the 826 Quince Orchard Blvd. building. The medical examiner said he died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. County police and fire officials said they believe accelerants were used to set a fire that was so destructive, it caused the entire building to collapse. Jones said there is also other evidence that supports suicide.