Cops: Minn. Woman Set Another Woman on Fire

Suspect in custody after horrific St. Paul attack
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2016 12:52 AM CDT
Cops: Minn. Woman Set Another Woman on Fire
"Investigators are interviewing the suspect, trying to determine the facts," a police spokesman says.   (Shutterstock)

A Minnesota woman who ran off after allegedly setting another woman on fire is now in custody, police say. St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster says the victim was hospitalized with severe burn injuries to her torso that "do not appear to be life-threatening" after the horrific Monday afternoon attack, the Star Tribune reports. "It appeared she had a flammable liquid thrown at her and then was ignited," Ernster says, per KSTP. "Whether it was a cigarette, match, or lighter is still unknown at this time." Police haven't released details on what led up to the attack or on what the relationship, if any, is between the two women. (More Minnesota stories.)

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