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Dramatic Footage Shows Cops Taking Down Machete Wielding Arsonist

Dramatic body cam footage shows officers taking down a machete and blowtorch wielding arsonist before saving his life. The man has set fire to the Utah home after a New Year’s eve dispute.

Warning, video contains graphic content and strong language 

FOX 11 reports:

The video released Friday shows West Jordan police officers kicking in a door to enter the home, where they find the suspect shortly after he set fire to the home.

Police identified the suspect in the incident as 36-year-old Brandon Morgan, who is currently in custody at the Salt Lake County Jail.

Officer Ian Adams said: “It was a very chaotic situation. Initially only two officers arrived and contacted the suspect inside the home, third officer arrived shortly thereafter, and those three were engaged in a fight with the suspect inside while the fire was still burning, taking the whole house.”

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