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Police identify suspect in Boston apartment fire
Police say Boston fire may have been suicide attempt; firefighters catch boy in 3-story drop
By The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) ' Police have released the identity of a man suspected of setting a fire in a Boston apartment building that injured about a dozen people and left about 75 people homeless.

Mohamed Abdul Jabar, of Medford, went to Boston Medical Center and sought treatment shortly after the early morning fire and explosion in the city's Roxbury section on Monday.

Police say the 28-year-old Jabar was transferred to the burn unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he's being treated in intensive care with second-degree burns to his arms, hands and face. Police say his injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.



Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll says a preliminary investigation indicates that Jabar set the fire as part of a failed suicide attempt.

Jabar is expected to face charges including arson and attempted murder.


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