Man Burns Woman Alive In New York Elevator

Source: Maria P. White / CNN

Police are questioning a person of interest in connection with the killing of a woman who was doused with a flammable liquid and lit on fire in the elevator of a Brooklyn apartment building, a New York police spokesman said Sunday.

Neighbors said the woman was returning home to her fifth-floor apartment in Prospect Heights after a grocery store trip Saturday.

When the elevator arrived, the man — dressed as an exterminator — sprayed her with an unidentified liquid, set her afire and then fled, police said.

Residents told CNN affiliate WCBS they heard screams and saw smoke — and realized a woman was on fire inside the elevator.

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  • Black folks, we are teaching our children to be barbaric, and they are listening.

  • guest

    OMG This is horrendous. Burn him alive. Get rid of him. We don’t need him.