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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) – Authorities discovered evidence of a meth lab in a home where a man had barricaded himself inside and set a fire an hour earlier, according to St. Charles Police Department.

Sunday, police responded to a home in the 300 block of S. Fourth Street, where a man had armed himself with a knife and firearm and reportedly was suicidal.

After setting the home on fire, the unidentified man left the home and was arrested at 6:44 p.m.

St. Charles Fire Department extinguished the fire, which caused minor damage.

The man was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with any further information should call St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3300 or anonymously at 636-949-3333.

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