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Buffalo man accused of trying to torch home after argument

A Buffalo man arrested early Thursday is accused of attempting to burn down an occupied home in the 3200 block of Bailey Avenue.

Samuel Roberts, 21, was charged with second-degree arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief with intent to damage property.

He was arrested about 1 a.m., said police, who added that after arguing with people in the house he poured gasoline inside and on the sidewalk in front of it.

Police said there was fire on sidewalk when they arrived.

The suspect remains in custody in Erie County Holding Center.