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Police: Miami Beach man set apartment fire, threatened to jump from balcony

A Miami Beach man was arrested and faces arson charges after setting fire to his apartment, according to police.

Police said the 22-year-old man and his mother got into an argument on Saturday afternoon at 7801 Abbott Ave. She left the building and called police.

Officers on the scene noticed flames coming from the apartment the woman shares with her son.

Some residents left the building and could not get back in for several hours because police were negotiating with the man who allegedly started the fire. Police said he threatened to jump from a balcony.

According to police, the man was taken into custody after about two hours of negotiations.

Police said the man will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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