Police Looking for Man Wanted in Attempted Arson

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013  |  Updated 4:30 PM EDT
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Police Looking for Man Wanted in Attempted Arson

Police are seeking a man suspected of trying to start a fire at an apartment building in Hartford Friday night.

A woman confronted a man pouring gasoline over the bushes and front windows of a building at 34 Wethersfield Ave at around 9 p.m., according to authorities.

The man told the woman he was robbed by someone around the building and stated he was going to burn the building down, said police. After the woman stated she was going to call police, the man ran off and left behind a gas container.

Police describe the suspect as a black man about 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He weighs 180 pounds, and has a beard and dread locks. He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Hartford Police, Major Crimes Division, at 860-757-4463

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