A female suspect was being questioned by St. Paul police Monday for allegedly throwing a flammable liquid on another woman, then setting her on fire.

The victim was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where her injuries "do not appear to be life-threatening," said Sgt. Mike Ernster.

Ernster said he did not have the ages of either woman, did not know their relationship, and did not yet have an explanation as to the circumstances that led to the alleged assault.

He said that at 12:30 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the 700 block of Conway Avenue E.

A woman had "sustained burn injuries to her upper torso as a result of having a flammable liquid thrown on her and ignited," Ernster said.

"We do have a suspect in custody and investigators are interviewing the suspect, trying to determine the facts," he said. "We are also talking to witnesses."

According to a police radio account, the suspect fled after setting the woman on fire.

Randy Furst