SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire on San Francisco’s Polk Street early Thursday morning, according to police.
The 37-year-old victim was in the 1200 block of Polk Street around midnight when a suspect in a late-model, light-colored SUV pulled up, police said.READ MORE: Cyclist Struck By Driver In South San Jose Last Year Succumbs To Injuries
The suspect doused the man with lighter fluid, lit his shirt on fire, and then fled south on Polk Street.READ MORE: Mayor London Breed, Supes Unveil Ballot Measures On SFPD Use Of Surveillance Cameras
The victim was taken to a hospital with burns to his upper torso, but is expected to survive his injuries, police said.
No suspect description was available Thursday morning and no arrest has been made, police said.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Police Shoot, Kill Armed Suspect Outside San Francisco Airport International Terminal; Bullet Hits Bystander
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