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Louisville man accused of setting fire to clothing during SWAT incident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing charges days after authorities say he set fire to clothing, endangering the lives of several members of the Louisville Metro Police SWAT team.

It happened at an apartment on Larkwood Avenue, near Louis Coleman Jr. Drive and W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, shortly after 1:30 p.m. on March 5.

According to an arrest report, 39-year-old Jeron Breed was in the bedroom of the apartment with a woman when he set fire to the clothing. At the same time, six members of the SWAT team were inside the front entrance of the apartment building.

Both Breed and the woman had to climb out the bedroom window to escape the fire, which "created a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury," according to the arrest report.

Breed was arrested Thursday and charged with arson, six counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer and one count of wanton endangerment. He appeared before a judge Friday morning in a wheelchair and a neck brace.

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