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Man Accused Of Dousing Woman, Son With Lighter Fluid

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A Pittsburgh man is accused of dousing a woman and his son with lighter fluid.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman who was wet "head to toe" told police that Jorden Dotson poured lighter fluid on her and his 10-year-old son. As he was leaving the home on Bergman Street, police say he threatened to shoot up the house with several children inside.

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(Photo: Allegheny County Jail)

Police say the woman told them that the incident started because she didn't want Dotson to take Xanax.

The woman and boy were checked and cleared by paramedics.

Dotson is facing a slew of charges, including multiple counts of simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and terroristic threats.

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