Newark Man Attempts To Light Father, Son on Fire

A 39-year-old man is accused of trying to light a 10-year-old boy and a 38-year-old man on fire.

The incident occurred in Jersey City and may have been sparked by a fight over a woman.

Police say the suspect doused the father and son with gasoline and attempted to light a flare in order to set them on fire.

Officials say the flare didn’t ignite.

The suspect is in police custody.