COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa are seeking a woman they suspect of setting another woman on fire and hitting the victim in the face as another person tried to put out the flames.
Council Bluffs police say in a news release that the incident happened early Monday morning when officers were called to North 15th Street and found a woman with severe burns outside a homeless services center.
The woman was taken to an Omaha, Nebraska, hospital for treatment.
Police say an investigation showed the victim was involved in a disturbance with a 37-year-old woman who sprayed the victim with a flammable substance and lit her on fire. Police are treating the incident as an attempted murder.