Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Man being arrested sets deputy on fire

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man tossed a flammable liquid on an Ohio sheriff's deputy trying to arrest him and set him on fire, causing severe burns.

The Portage County Sheriff's Office says the deputy was injured Thursday evening in Rootstown Township, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Cleveland.

The building where the deputy was trying to arrest the man caught on fire and was damaged.

Sheriff David Doak says other deputies suffered smoke inhalation. The man was arrested at the scene.

The injured deputy is being treated at an Akron hospital.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?