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Police arrest Brooklyn man suspected of setting Staten Island gas station on fire

August 6, 2018 Associated Press
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Police say they’ve tracked down a man suspected of setting a fire that seriously injured a man at a New York City gas station.

Fakrol Islam was arrested Friday in Buffalo in connection with Monday’s blaze at a 7-Eleven on Staten Island. He’s charged with arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Islam, who’s 26 and lives in Brooklyn, is hospitalized for burns. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Video showed a man pulling into the station around 2 a.m., filling up a gas can and spraying fuel around a pump. The video then showed him setting a piece of paper aflame and using it to ignite the fuel.

Police say the gas station’s fire extinguisher system put out the flames, but a 21-year-old man standing nearby sustained internal injuries.

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