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Man arrested for setting person on fire

  • Associated Press
  • June 18, 2014 - 10:10 AM

ANDOVER, Minn. — Anoka County sheriff's officials say a landlord-tenant dispute resulted in critical burns to the renter.

Deputies have arrested the landlord who's accused of dousing the victim with an accelerant and igniting him. Authorities say the 55-year-old man is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center with burns over 80 percent of his body.

The suspect fled from the house as deputies responded to a report of a fire. A statewide alert was issued for the suspect who was arrested in St. Louis County.

Officials say the landlord and tenant lived at the same address in Andover.

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