Police Are Searching For Arsonist Who Started Fire At Gas Station On Staten Island

Police are looking for a man they say started a fire at a New York City gas station early Monday morning, seriously injuring another man nearby.

Crews responded to reports of a fire around 2 a.m. at a gas station on Richmond Avenue. The NYPD released video showing a man filling a gas can, then spraying fuel around the pump, setting a piece of paper aflame and using it to ignite the spilled fuel into a blaze that flared up around the gas pumps.

Arsonist On The Run

Police say the gas station’s fire extinguisher system put out the flames, but a 21-year-old man suffered internal injuries. He’s hospitalized in serious, but stable, condition.

The NYPD says the man who started the fire arrived in a blue minivan. He’s described as dark-skinned, and was last seen wearing a light-colored long sleeved shirt, dark colored shorts, and dark colored slippers.

Man Sets Fire TO Gas Station

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682).

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