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Police: Suspect Set Home On Fire With 7 People Inside

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities are searching for a suspect they say set fire to a home Tuesday morning.

Three adults and four children had to be rescued after the wooden deck of their home on the 1700 block of Brill Street went up in flames.

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Police say prior threats have been made to the victim from 35-year-old John Copes of the 4800 block of Darrah Street.

Copes is a former “significant other” of the victim, police say.

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No injuries were reported.

Police say a gas can was recovered at the scene.

Police are searching for Copes.

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