- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 6, 2016

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - A San Tan Valley man is accused of attempted murder and arson after he allegedly tried to burn down his home with three family members inside.

Pinal County Sheriff’s officials say 18-year-old Luther Cruz is being held in the county adult detention center.

It was unclear Tuesday if he has a lawyer.

Sheriff’s officials say Cruz’s arrest Saturday night came after family members stopped him from igniting a 20-gallon propane tank inside the family home.

Cruz poured tequila over and around the tank and went to the kitchen to get matches.

He allegedly was attempting to light the matches to the tank when his brother and father pushed him away from the propane tank.

Cruz’s sister called 911 while other family members restrained him until sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene.

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