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PD: Man Sets Fire to Building With Family Inside

Police released surveillance footage on Monday that shows a man in a winter coat and hat approach the building's porch and start a fire

Police in Central Falls, Rhode Island are trying to identify a suspect who was shown on surveillance video setting fire to a home over the weekend. 

Police released surveillance footage on Monday that shows a man in a winter coat and hat approach the building's porch and start a fire early Saturday. 

Officers had found a husband and wife asleep in the smoke-filled apartment with their 3-year-old son, along with three women and a man upstairs. All made it out safely. Firefighters responded soon after and extinguished the fire. 

Chief James Mendonca tells WJAR-TV police have a person of interest.

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