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UK student arrested after allegedly trying to start fire in bar while drunk

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A UK student is accused of trying to start a fire in a bar while drunk.

Lexington Police arrested 22-year-old Richard Johnstone over the weekend. They say he tried to set a fire in the basement of Henry Clay's Public House.

Bar employees say they spotted flames, put the fire out and then found Johnstone hiding.

He's charged with attempted arson and alcohol intoxication.

Johnstone is also facing more charges after police say they found he had 19 stolen credit cards.

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