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Argument Leads to Arson Charge

WATERLOO, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- A Waterloo man is facing charges after threatening to kill his girlfriend following an argument.

The incident happened Sunday around 5:15 PM at the home at 702 Western Ave in Waterloo.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Black Hawk County, Vu Thanh Nguyen, 41, doused the residence with gasoline and wanted to burn down the structure.

Police found a large red gasoline container in the yard and smelled a strong odor of gasoline when they arrived.

No fire was started.

Nguyen now faces a first degree felony charge, a class B felony.  He also faces a charge of first degree harassment, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Nguyen was arrested and taken to the Black Hawk County Jail.
 
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