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Person set on fire in Ithaca, police investigating

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) -- The Ithaca Police Department says it is investigating an assault that involved a person being set on fire inside a vehicle. They say the assualt occurred in a parking lot on Chestnut Street on May 14.

Ithaca Police say the victim was transported to a hospital by helicopter. The victim's condition was not released.

Police say they have identified and spoken with a person of interest in the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department's Investigations Division. Authorities say individuals can remain anonymous.

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