Man sets fire to bike, apartment in St. Libory, Ill.

ST. LIBORY, Ill. – One man has been arrested after attempting to set fire to a motorcycle, apartment and attacking a firefighter early Thursday afternoon.

The incident started outside of an apartment complex, according to Fire Chief Casey Trentman.

A man set a motorcycle on fire, and while Trentman attempted to extinguish the fire, the man throws an accelerant on the bike. Then, he proceeds to attack Trentman with a can of ether.

Trentman fights off the attack with a fire extinguisher, and the man goes into an apartment as police arrive.

The man sets the apartment on fire and is arrested after attempting to climb out of a back window.

The man and his motives have not yet been identified, and there's no word on if charges will be filed.


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