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Man arrested after allegedly setting wife on fire inside Plantation parking lot

Posted: 1:29 PM, Sep 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-26 14:41:07-04

Police in Plantation have arrested the man they say set a woman on fire in a shopping center parking lot.

The incident took place around 8 AM Monday morning off Broward Boulevard near NW 70th Avenue. Officials say that Noel Garcia De Armas had an argument with the female victim – later identified as his wife – before dousing her with gasoline and lighting her on fire as she arrived for work.
 
De Armas later fled the scene in a white Ford F-350 truck with a tool box in the back. Officers arrested him at another shopping center off Cleary Blvd. and Nob Hill Road after he called police.

The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, but her condition is unknown.

This story is from our news partner NBC 6 Miami