Man Sets Self on Fire in Front of Ex's Home

Man's estranged wife called 911 just before incident, according to police

By Ben Russell
|  Friday, Sep 14, 2012  |  Updated 12:33 PM CDT
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An Arlington man is in the hospital Friday morning after he set himself on fire in front of the home of his estranged wife.

Ben Russell, NBC 5 News

An Arlington man is in the hospital Friday morning after he set himself on fire in front of the home of his estranged wife.

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A man doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire Friday in front of his estranged wife's Arlington home.

The incident was reported just after 1 a.m., according to Arlington police.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, showed up to his estranged wife's house in the 7400-block of Marsland Lane in south Arlington, police said.

The woman called 911 to say her husband smelled of gasoline and was threatening to set himself on fire, police said.

By the time emergency responders arrived, the man's car was burning in the street and he was inside of the house, screaming and badly burned, officers on the scene told NBC 5.

The man suffered first and second degree burns on his hands, arms and much of his upper body - injuries serious enough to require medical helicopter transport to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, according to police.

Neither the woman, nor her daughter inside of the home at the time were injured, police said.

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