'Violent Man' Refuses to Leave Burning House near Holland

Police and Fire Departments have responded to a house fire in Southampton and found a man inside who will not leave.

Police and fire departments responded to the scene of a house fire near Stephen Way off of Joan Drive in Southampton at 6 p.m. on Friday, according to emergency reports.

Reports state that a man, who "has a history of being armed and violent," barricaded himself inside the burning house. Smoke was coming from the second floor, but the man was on the first floor, preventing emergency workers from reaching the scene.

Firefighters found the bulk of the fire on the first floor and attacked it from outside.

There was no further word on the condition of the barricaded man.


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