Bronx Man Stabs Roommate With Machete, Sets Self on Fire: Cops

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011  |  Updated 3:27 PM EDT
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Man Stabs Roommate With Machete, Sets Fire

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Police say a Bronx man attacked his roommate with a machete before setting himself and his home on fire. A passer-by who saw the flames got him out of the burning building.

Authorities say the 36-year-old man slashed his roommate in the head around 9 a.m. Sunday. The Daily News reports he then poured accelerant on himself and started a fire, which spread to the two-story home on Southern Boulevard.

A man driving by saw the flames and pulled the 36-year-old out.

Police said the man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His 51-year-old roommate was in stable condition.

Officials did not identify the 36-year-old or his roommate.

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