Cops: Bronx Man Stabs Roommate, Sets Self On Fire

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • scallywag

    All of which raises the following questions, what could have possibly inspired the type of reaction or choice of action on behalf of the man with the machete, what is it that we don’t know about the case (could it be possible that Mr Barrows is also an instigator here and that the man with the machete only reacted the way he understood under extreme duress?) and why today, why now?

  • Viva Blue Origins

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  • Bars on Mars

    You see, had he been born on Mars, this wouldn’t have happened. He didn’t ask to be born on this planet.

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