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Man whose car burned punched firefighters, police say

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say punched two firefighters who were trying to douse the burning car he had been driving.

TV station KMOV (Channel 4) reports that the assault happened Friday night after a crash at Natural Bridge and Shreve avenues in the Penrose neighborhood. Police say the man was upset because he thought the firefighters were taking too long to extinguish the fire consuming his car and began hitting them.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault. Both firefighters declined medical treatment.

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