Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Attempting to Set Man on Fire in Westminster

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A 36-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday after allegedly attempting to light another man on fire in Westminster.

Westminster Police Department officers were called about 11:45 a.m. to the area of McFadden Avenue and Oakcliff Drive, near Coronet Park, on reports of an assault and made contact with the victim who said he was sitting in his vehicle when he was approached by a man, according to a department statement.

The victim told police the man “made a derogatory comment towards Hispanics, then threw a cup of gasoline on him.” The suspect then allegedly attempted to ignite the gasoline with a lighter, but the victim drove away in his vehicle.

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