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Kitchener man arrested after alleged arson attempt

570 News - Adam Haga

Police in Kitchener arrested a man Thursday after he tried to torch a home on Sydney Street North in Kitchener.

It happened around 4 p.m., Thursday afternoon.

When Police arrived, the man began dumping gasoline on himself, but police were able to arrest him before any harm was done.

A 59-year-old Waterloo man is being held for a bail hearing, he is charged with attempted arson endangering life, uttering threats and assaulting a police officer.

Police say the suspect and victims were known to each other.