Bladensburg Council Member extradited to Fairfax for home break-in charge

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BLADENSBURG, Md. -- Fairfax County Police say 41-year-old Ward 1 Bladensburg Town Council Member Selwyn Bridgeman was arrested Saturday in Prince George's County in connection to a home break in at a Fairfax apartment on January 30th.

According to police, a couple living in that apartment said their dog alerted them to a man standing in their home who later left when confronted.
The next day, the couple noticed money had been taken.

According to police, Bridgeman was trying to get in touch with someone living in the same apartment complex.
When no one answered the door, police say he went inside, but realized that he was in the wrong apartment when confronted by the residents.

Bridgeman reportedly threatened one of his opponents after losing the race for Bladensburg mayor last year.
One resident said that Bridgeman has a history of disturbing behavior and alleges that he threatened the life of another candidate.

Bridgeman will be extradited back to Fairfax County where he will await his hearing.
He is being held without bond.

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