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Man tries to set another on fire, ignites himself

Published on -6/21/2013, 6:50 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Wichita police say an unknown man burst into another man's apartment and tried to set the tenant on fire while he was taking a bath.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/12Oy1a7 ) reports the attacker instead set himself ablaze and was seen fleeing the victim's apartment around 5 a.m. Thursday.

The 38-year-old tenant told police he didn't know his assailant very well and isn't sure why he would try to set him on fire.

Police spokesman Lt. Doug Nolte says police think the suspect is a man in his mid-20s who forced his way into the apartment with a gas can, lighter and some combustible materials.

Investigators were looking for a man with burns to his hands and torso.

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