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1 Jailed, 1 Burned In Fuel Attack At Vegas Store

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 61-year-old man faces felony charges including attempted murder after he was accused of spraying another man with gasoline and setting him afire during an argument outside at a Las Vegas convenience store.

Patrick Newell was being held Monday on $20,000 bail at the Clark County jail pending an Oct. 25 court appearance following the attack at a store on South Las Vegas Boulevard.

Police Officer Laura Meltzer says the 37-year-old victim was hospitalized at University Medical Center after the Oct. 10 attack with fire inhalation injuries and burns on his left side and arms.

KLAS-TV cites a police report saying that Newell confronted the man about leaning on his truck and displayed a pocket knife before spraying gasoline on the man and setting him afire.


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