Police: Allentown police come to aid of woman on fire, suspect taken into custody

Allentown police officers on an unrelated call came to the aid of a woman on fire. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the incident.

Officers saw the woman running on fire on the 100 block of N. 7th Street around 5 p.m. Monday.

An officer was quickly able to extinguish the flames from the woman’s jacket and arms. The woman and officer received burn-related injuries. They were taken to the hospital where they were both treated and released.

According to police, Michael Negron, 36, was in possession of a gas can and lighter at the time of his arrest. Negron is facing attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person charges.


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