Woman set on fire in Upper West Side apartment building in Manhattan

  • Source: ABC 7 News
  • Published: 06/13/2018 12:00 AM

A woman was rushed to the hospital with severe burns Tuesday after police say she was set on fire in a domestic dispute in Manhattan. It happened at an apartment building on Columbus Avenue in the Upper West Side. The 32-year-old woman was discovered in the 8th-floor hallway by a resident. "She was hollering for help," said neighbor Bonnie Chapman. "This girl was hollering for help and banging on doors." Hearing those screams in the hallway, Chapman stepped out of her 8th-floor apartment to find the horrible sight. "There was all this black smoke out there," she said. "I couldn't even see her, that's how dark the smoke was. So I peeked my head out and seen her on fire in a fetal position. So I just pulled a blanket off my bed and put her out." Police are now looking for the woman's 26-year-old boyfriend for questioning. The NYPD said he assaulted the woman, doused her with an unknown substance and set her on fire before fleeing the scene.


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