Suspect douses woman in liquid, sets her on fire at Golden Corral, police say

Steven Dial reports. 10/12/2016

A woman was flown to the burn unit in Gainesville after a suspect doused her in a liquid and set her on fire in a Jacksonville Golden Corral Wednesday night, police say.

There is surveillance video of the event, where the man walked into the Golden Corral on Normandy in the Westside and then set the employee on fire. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the restaurant was packed when the attack occurred.

The suspect was arrested and faces an attempted murder charge, police say. Investigators added the man and the woman do know each other, but they would not elaborate on the connection.

This is a developing story. Stay with First Coast News for updates. 

(© 2016 WTLV)


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