- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

KNOX, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man has been arrested after police say he set fire to his home and threatened to harm responding authorities.

Investigators say 49-year-old Kenneth Fortuin set fire to the home in Knox outside Albany on Wednesday and cut down trees to block the road. Police say he threatened to harm any firefighters who approached the house.

State police found Fortuin in a vehicle in a field near the home early Thursday and took him into custody without incident. He was charged with arson and obstructing firefighting operations.

Officials say at least one structure on the property was substantially damaged.

It could not be determined if Fortuin has a lawyer.


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