HPD arrests suspect in connection with setting a homeless man on fire

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Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 9:16 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police arrested a man Friday night for second-degree attempted murder for allegedly setting a homeless man on fire in Downtown Honolulu.

The Honolulu Police Department arrested William Woods in connection to Wednesday’s attack on a homeless man, who was intentionally set on fire.

The incident happened early Wednesday, when sources said the 45-year-old suspect used an accelerant and blowtorch to set the victim ablaze while he was sleeping near the See Dai Doo Society Building near Downtown.

At last check, the victim was hospitalized in critical condition.

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