Broward County

Man stabs woman, lights house on fire, police say


A 58-year-old man is accused of setting a Fort Lauderdale home on fire with a woman inside and stabbing her when she tried to escape. Her injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

The incident happened about 11:35 p.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Park Drive, where Fort Lauderdale police say James E. Tucker Jr. poured gasoline inside the residence and lit it on fire.

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