Man threatens to set himself on fire at petrol station

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Man threatens to set himself on fire at petrol station

A man’s been arrested after threatening to set himself on fire at a petrol station in Northampton.

He was eventually doused in water by fire crews before being detaned by police.

Police say they attended an incident at Westbridge Petrol Station, St James Road, Northampton, following calls of a man threatening to self harm last night.

Police officers, together with other emergency service colleagues attended shortly after 7.30pm, where a man was at a fuel pump.

Fire officers, who were at the scene, used a water pump on the man which then allowed officers to arrest him.

The man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life and taken into custody.

Although the area was evacuated as a precaution, no one was injured and there was no fire.

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