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Police: Man Set Woman On Fire

LAUREL, Md. (AP) -- Howard County police have arrested a man who is believed to have set a woman on fire in Laurel.

Police say the incident happened in a wooded area near Gorman Road on Saturday afternoon. Authorities believe the people involved may be homeless and living in the woods.

A witness ran to a nearby store to call police and reported that a man had set a woman on fire.

Police and fire personnel responded and found the woman in the woods. Police say the woman, who was not identified, was taken to Bayview Burn Center with severe burns.

Police found the man later and were working to confirm his identity. The motive for the attack, and the relationship between the man and woman, remained unclear Sunday.