COLORADO SPRINGS — A man is facing menacing and arson charges after allegedly trying to set people, including firefighters, on fire using an accelerant.
The incident happened around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at Monument Valley Park. According to police, the call to 911 came in about someone starting a fire in the park.
Firefighters reported seeing a man trying to set people on fire before he was tackled and restrained. Police say a friend of the suspect assaulted a firefighter and a bystander after they tackled the suspect.
38-year-old Viein Tazsac is charged with menacing and arson. 24-year-old Katrina Apodaca is charged with assault.