Police Say Man Set His Girlfriend on Fire in UWS Apartment

Police say Larry McGloster, the man shown above, doused his girlfriend with “an unknown substance” in a Columbus Avenue apartment on Tuesday morning and set her on fire.

“The victim, engulfed in flames, ran up and down the eighth-floor hallway of the building in the Frederick Douglass Houses around 11:45 a.m., pounding on doors and screaming for help, said a good Samaritan who came to her aid,” the Post reported.

A Good Samaritan “grabbed a sheet and wrapped her in it and laid her down,” the Post reported. “She was in a fetal position. She just kept saying, ‘Help. Somebody please help me, help me,’ [all] balled up.”

Police say the woman is in critical but stable condition.

Police released the details below about the suspect.

It was reported to police that on Tuesday June 12, 2018, at approximately 1145 hours, inside of 825 Columbus Avenue, the individual assaulted the 32-year-old female victim, doused her with an unknown substance and set her on fire. The individual fled the location on foot eastbound on West 100 Street. The victim was removed to an area hospital in critical condition.

The individual has been identified as:

McGloster, Larry

26-year-old male, 5’8″, 150lbs. Last seen wearing a white shirt and dark colored pants.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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