LPD: Man threatens to burn down home, with victim inside

Pictured above: 21-year-old Kevin Avila. Photo provided by the Lincoln Police Department.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — He circled the home, spraying it with lighter fluid as he threatened to burn it down.

This is what the 20-year-old victim of an alleged attempted arson reported to the police Saturday around midnight.

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Officers arrived at the home near N 27th and Cornhusker Hwy. The victim claimed her boyfriend, 21-year-old Kevin Avila was actively threatening to burn their house down while she was still inside.

Lincoln Police officers would later take Avila into custody for attempted 1st-degree arson.

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