Man Sprays New York Gas Station With Fuel, Sets It Aflame

Playing Cops Seeking Man Who Tried to Set Fire in New York Gas Station

Authorities are searching for a man who was captured on video setting fire to a New York gas station early Monday morning. 

The unidentified man can be seen in the surveillance footage released by the New York Police Department taking a gas pump and spraying the ground with fuel in Staten Island. Then, he lights a piece of paper on fire and sets it down in the puddle of gas.

The flames were put out with the station's fire extinguisher system, but one man was seriously injured, police said.

Officials said the suspect was driving a blue minivan. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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