Man caught on video setting fire at New York City gas station

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Man sets gas pumps on fire. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News Mornings on July 31, 2018. (WPVI)

Police are searching for a man who set a fire at a New York City gas station, leaving a man seriously injured.

The NYPD says it happened around 1:50 a.m. Monday at the gas pumps in front of a 7-Eleven in Staten Island.


According to police, the suspect filled a portable gas can with gasoline, sprayed gasoline around it and used a lit piece of paper to ignite a fire.

The gas station's fire suppression system extinguished the blaze.

A 21-year-old man who was in the vicinity suffered internal injuries and was taken to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

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