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Four people set on fire during assault in North Denver

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the Denver Channel

DENVER – Denver police say four people were set afire during an assault in North Denver Thursday night.

The incident happened in the 4300 block of Lipan Street shortly before 7:30 p.m.

Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said two black males knocked on an apartment door and when a woman answered, she was sprayed with some type of liquid from a lawn and garden sprayer.  The woman was then set afire when the men threw a match or lighter on her.

Lopez said the initial report of a small propane torch being used was incorrect.

Three others — two men and a second woman — inside the apartment were also sprayed and set afire, but suffered only minor burns, she said.

Lopez said the woman who answered the door was the most seriously burned and she was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Police do not have a motive for the attacks but they called the incident “highly unusual and extremely scary.”

Police were trying to get better descriptions of the suspects.

Police are also investigating an earlier robbery with flammable liquid used at a check-cashing service at 32nd and Champa streets, in the Curtis Park neighborhood.

Witnesses told 7NEWS that two men entered the Ace Check Cashing and stuck a tube through a cash portal and sprayed a flammable liquid on the counter inside the protective glass, then lit it.




  1. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 14th, 2012

    Impressive! Third line and they’ve already id’s ‘two black males’. Most media that is verboten! You are left to ‘assume with statistics’.

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  2. thirdtwin

    December 14th, 2012

    Yes, Maudie, but have they identified the race(s) of the victims yet?

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  3. Anonymous

    December 14th, 2012

    Holder’s people. Its a colored (as in naacp) thing

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  4. grayscape

    December 14th, 2012

    That’s it. Ban fire – now dammit!

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  5. Dadof3

    December 14th, 2012

    Obviously there are too many damn matches in the world! When are we going to come to some kind of agreement on SENSIBLE match control!

    My God, even a child can go and purchase these weapons of mass destruction! You even have to buy a fully loaded magazine of them when you do get some – they call them books or boxes to throw you off but it’s just a euphemism for a magazine! Look it up – anything that holds supply of ammo is a magazine!! How is this possible? WHre is our common sense?!

    The world would be a better place if mathes had never been invented!

    You are evil and crazy to disagree with such OBVIOUS logic, you imbeciles! ARGH!!eleventy!1!`


    /(do i really need to put an s here?)

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  6. Dadof3

    December 14th, 2012

    I totally forgot about the “full auto-match”!! The code name they use is lighter! One strike of a flint and off you go starting fires everywhere!

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  7. Ten Megaton

    December 14th, 2012

    That’s why I answer my door with a scattergun.

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  8. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 14th, 2012

    Hopefully they’ll light themselves on fire or at least burn their damned eyes out of their heads.

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