Police arrest man, 45, for suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly setting homeless man on fire

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May 16—A 45-year-old man was arrested for suspicion of second-degree attempted murder for allegedly setting another man on fire in downtown Honolulu early Wednesday.

Honolulu Police Department officers made the arrest at around 6 p.m. Friday.

The victim, a 39-year-old homeless man, was apparently sleeping in the doorway of a business building at 1300 Pali Highway near Longs Drugs at about 5 :45 a.m. Wednesday when the suspect allegedly, covering the victim "completely in flames, " according to a witness.

The man suffered multiple second-and third-degree burns and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

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