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Long Beach gas station fire: Suspect in custody

This Google Maps image shows the location where a man allegedly set a gas station pump on fire in Long Beach on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

May 14, 2014 8:26:36 AM PDT
A man who allegedly set a Long Beach gas station pump on fire was taken into custody Wednesday, police said.

Long Beach firefighters responded to a call about the fire at about 2:30 a.m. in the 6400 block of Pacific Coast Highway. The suspect allegedly purchased gasoline and a lighter, set the pump on fire then fled the scene, officials said.

The gas station attendant managed to put the fire out.

Firefighters also found a brush fire near the gas station when they responded to the call. Police are investigating whether the suspect set that fire too.