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Bond set at $100K for Louisville man accused of attempted arson

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Louisville man returned to a center for recovering addicts where he was once a resident and doused a man with gasoline.

According to the arrest report, it happened on Sept. 17 at 2310 West Jefferson Street. That's where police say 41-year-old Joseph Hudson entered the building with a cup of gasoline and a lighter. Police say Hudson then threw the gas on the victim, who was seated at a desk in the staff office, then flicked the lighter several times while standing a few feet from the victim. Two other people were in the room at the time.

Court documents state that Hudson then said something to the victim that the victim couldn't understand before leaving the building. Police say Hudson had called the house earlier in the day asking for his mail, but was told he didn't have any. He showed up shortly after making the phone call, police say.

The victim was treated at the scene by EMS for burning to his face and eyes.

Hudson was arrested and taken to Louisville Metro Corrections where he is being held on a $100,000 full cash bond. He's charged with three counts of wanton endangerment and one count of attempted arson.

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