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Swede sets apartment block alight

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An unrelated fire. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
09:42 CEST+02:00
Police have arrested a man for arson after a block of flats in central Sweden began burning on Thursday morning.

A resident of the apartment block in Gnosjö, central Sweden, notified police that a man was "acting aggressively" in the street.

"He allegedly was agitated, and potentially hurt someone as well," Jönköping policeman Klas Ottosson told news agency TT. "When we arrived we discovered a fire burning in his apartment."

Police evacuated the building, although the fire was relatively limited and it is likely no one would have been injured. 

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"But there was apparent danger for the lives and health of others," Ottosson said. "The man has now been arrested on suspicion of arson."

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