Man dies in Mo. fire after domestic dispute

OVERLAND, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis say a man has died after setting fire to a home where he was arguing with his former wife.

Overland Police Chief Michael Laws tells KSDK-TV ( that officers were called to the home around 3 p.m. Friday and found the two arguing on the porch. The ex-wife was escorted away from the property as the man began threatening to harm himself.

Police say the man then barricaded himself inside and set the house on fire. He was found dead after firefighters doused the blaze.

The man's name has not been released.

Information from: KSDK-TV,


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