Man covered in soot and lighter fluid charged with arson, Cullman police say

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CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) – A 34-year-old man has been charged with arson after setting fire to a business in the city of Cullman.

According to the Cullman Police Department, officers received a call around 5 p.m. Tuesday when a first attempt to light a fire at Drake Law Firm downtown at 419 2nd Ave.

Though this attempt didn’t take, around 7:30 p.m. there was a second attempt that resulted in an active fire.

CPD reported they found Lucas Andrew Boyd, 34, of Cullman, a few blocks away from the scene possessing a lighter, covered in soot and lighter fluid.

Police say they are unsure of a motive this early in the investigation, but CPD reports Boyd has confessed and has been charged with Arson in the 2nd Degree.

As of Wednesday, no injuries have been reported.

Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.

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