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Suspect arrested after person doused in gasoline, set on fire at Florida Taco Bell

Posted at 10:59 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 11:03:10-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A suspect is in custody after allegedly attacking a person at a Taco Bell in Tallahassee, Florida.

The local police department says 32-year-old Mia Williams entered the fast-food restaurant on South Monroe Street shortly before 6:18 p.m. Wednesday, doused the victim in the gasoline, set the person on fire and then fled the scene on foot.

The victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital by helicopter.

Before Williams’ arrest, officers provided the public with a suspect description. The assailant was said to wearing a black shirt with white writing, tan capri styled pants, a red head wrap and several necklaces around her neck.

Florida A&M University also alerted its students that the suspect was last seen heading southbound away from the school’s campus.

WXTL reports Williams was taken into custody on an attempted murder charge around 5 a.m. Thursday.

This case has been assigned to investigators with the Tallahassee Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.