NEW YORK (NBC News) — Police in New York are looking for the man who tried to blow up a Staten Island gas station earlier this week.
The NYPD has released video of the Monday morning incident.
It shows the man purposely spraying gas around the pump as he fills a red gas can. He then lights a piece of paper on fire, and places the flaming paper on the spilled gasoline.
The fuel quickly ignites with flames engulfing the man in less than a second.
The gas station’s fire suppression system activated and extinguished the flames as the arsonist fled the scene.
A 21-year-old man who was pumping gas nearby was hospitalized with internal injuries.
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